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Soft Landing is a social business providing a conscious recycling solution for the Illawarra. Did you know? Australia sends 1.25 million mattresses to landfill each year. Mattresses are the most common items put out on the curb side for council collections and almost all go to landfill. The average mattress in a landfill takes up to 0.75 cubic meters of space and contains 12.5kg of steel, 2kg of wood and 1.5kg of foam. Over three years Soft Landing will divert 78,260 mattresses from going to landfill; this equates to 54,782 cubic meters or 2,739 semi trailer loads.
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Soft LandingFriday, December 20th, 2019 at 1:39pm
Keen to get rid of your mattress over the holiday break? Check out our opening days for each of our sites below.
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Soft LandingWednesday, December 18th, 2019 at 2:53pm
We love some good customer feedback, thanks to Shawn who recycled two mattresses and diverted them from landfill. Book your collection online https://www.softlanding.com.au/online-booking/
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Soft LandingTuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 4:14pm
We were excited to welcome Andy Marks and Dr Nik Rubenis to our Hume ACT site last month for a tour. We appreciated their time and genuine interest in our operations and enjoyed showcasing the work of our incredible team.
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Soft LandingWednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 2:51pm
To celebrate National Recycling Week residents of Subiaco, Claremont, Cottesloe, Mosman Park And Peppermint Grove can drop off their old mattress for FREE at the West Metro Recycling Centre during National Recycling Week (11-17 November 2019!). Thanks to council for their support of our #socialenterprise and for supporting #waste2wages
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WMRC Waste Watchers
Special limited time offer for member council residents!! You can drop off your old mattress for FREE at the West Metro Recycling Centre during National Recycling Week (11-17 November 2019!) This offer applies to you if you are a member council resident of Town of Cottesloe Town of Claremont, Shire of Peppermint Grove, Town of Mosman Park and City of Subiaco. Need more info? Call the Recycling Hotline 9384 6711. Proof of address required.
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Soft LandingThursday, November 7th, 2019 at 4:30pm
Last week our new baler was delivered to Soft Landing WA. This will help us to bale foam more efficiently ready for the next step in the recycling process. Foam from recycled mattresses is used in Dunlop Underlay giving it new life as a new product. Funding for the new baler was thanks to the Western Australian government's Community and Industry Engagement Program (CIE) through the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation funding.
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Soft LandingWednesday, October 16th, 2019 at 9:19am
In August 2019 Soft Landing had a change of leadership as Evan Cocks our General Manager vacated his position to move back to WA. At this time we were lucky enough to welcome Chris Richards into the role of General Manager. Evan and Chris have worked together over the last few months to create a seamless transition and to share their vast knowledge, skills and experience.

Chris started his career as an electrician, worked his way into superannuation services in the financial services sector, and joins us from an Executive career in operational and customer relationship management in superannuation administration. He’s making the move to the for purpose sector, to turn his skills, experience and energy into employment, wellbeing and recycling outcomes.

We want to thank Evan for taking on the General Manager role during a big year for Soft Landing. Evan has given us expert operational knowledge, problem-solved, and built the Soft Landing team. He has been a constant advocate for Soft Landing, Community Resources and our people. We wish Evan all the best and look forward to the future for Soft Landing, Chris and Evan.