Our mission

Caring for the environment by diverting as much mattresses & furniture away from landfill as possible.

Bounce Back Recycling (BBR) was established in 2017 in Galway to create a viable solution for what is seen in the sector as a problem waste. BBR is a recycling company whose aim is to divert as much mattresses & furniture away from landfill as possible. We work hard to provide a quality service for companies, councils & householders to recycle their unwanted waste rather than send it to Landfill. We already work with a number of local authorities across the country, and many retail outlets to improve the recycling rates across the west of Ireland.

With the lack of mattress recycling alternatives in the west Ireland, BBR has established itself as a leader in field. We reclaim and recycle; cottons, polyester, woven pad, metal and foam. Each material has its own varying commercial use. All recycled mattresses benefit various industries e.g. steel manufacturing, textile manufacturing and carpet manufacturing. This in turn creates gainful employment and reduces high dependency on landfill.


Unit 4
Ballybrit Industrial Estate Upper
Co Galway

Tel 091 760 877
Email info [at] bouncebackrecycling.ie
Web bouncebackrecycling.ie/


Call or email for a quote and to arrange collection.


Bounce Back Recycling creates jobs by offering domestic & commercial collection and recycling services for mattresses and furniture.

For mattress please call us on 091 760877 for a quote, and we will calculate the distance from our recycling centre.

We provide a collection service to business clients from both public and private organisations. The cost will depend on our consideration of three core measurable elements. When calculating cost we consider:

  • Quantity
  • Frequency of collections.
  • Distance from our recycling depo.

If you wish to receive a price quote please contact us by phone or email with your particulars and service requirements. We will be happy to answer any questions / queries you may have.

The key environmental problems with mattress disposal are:

  • Mattresses are bulky and take up a lot of space in landfill sites.
  • Mattresses that end up in landfill only start to decompose after 15 years, but elements such as polyurethane foam (PU) can take up to 100 years, and steel springs over 50 years to decompose.
  • Mattress springs can get bound up in landfill machinery wheels.
  • Mattresses can cause pockets or voids in landfills.

The Solutions provided by BBR include:

  • Divert mattresses from landfill.
  • Recycle. We recycle what we can, and are currently developing products which we hope to produce and sell.
  • Recover valuable materials.
  • Research. Waste is a growing environmental issue, so we are always researching new solutions as well as gathering new data.

Over 3,000 mattresses were recycled in 2017. BBR now works with three waste companies and local authorities diverting mattresses from landfill while using various components to trial and research different products, and is currently on target to recycle 10,000 mattresses in 2018. This is in part due to the success of our ‘amnesty days’ which we held in the Connacht/Ulster region, inviting the general public to leave their discarded mattresses at specific drop-off points.

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Our funders

EPA National Waste Prevention Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the National Waste Prevention Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

Pilot Northern Ireland Reuse and Repair Network

CRNI received funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and rural Affairs in 2020 to carry out a pilot establishing a reuse and repair network in Northern Ireland.

For more information about the project see here.

Circular Textiles

CRNI is leading an EPA Green Enterprise project Circular Textiles, which will test the impact of three different separate collection systems for textiles and explore how we could manage the additional quantity of textiles that are collected. This project will be concluded in 2022.

For more information about the project see here.