The company recycles 90% of a mattress, they have large contracts with companies like IKEA & John Lewis who will take the old mattress when delivering a new one for their customer. The old mattresses are then brought to the site here to be processed for recycling. This is an exciting opportunity to join a professional team and to work in a friendly multicultural environment.


Main duties and requirements:

  • Working on a table to cut through the mattress cloth in order to remove it
  • Using very sharp Stanley knifes and machete knifes (large blade)
  • Cutting around the mattress and ripping cover off
  • Cutting through stitches to separate inner material
  • Separating all components of the mattress which includes the fabric, springs, foam, polyester and non-recyclable waste in to separate bins which are behind the table
  • Carrying the stripped mattress when completed to waste area
  • Hands will ache for first 2 weeks as they get used to the job
  • Some mattresses can be dirty / dusty
  • Candidates must be flexible to switch to Mattress Unloading role if required
  • Attitude is everything for this job
  • Workers do not need to be big / strong, it’s all about technique (has very small light workers who are very good)
  • Target of 330 mattresses per week (66 per day) – fast pace production environment
  • If people hit the target of 66 mattresses, they can go home (best guys finish around 10am) – still receive full pay
  • If worker wants to stay and earn more, client will pay £1 per mattress (above 330 target)
  • Bonus paid based on weekly figures




06.00am – 1.30pm

Breaks: X1 30 min (unpaid); x1 10 min (paid)


Pay rate:

  • £9.50/ h


Other info:

  • This is a temp to perm opportunity, with good attitude and attendance, after 18 weeks you might be offered a permanent contract with the client.
  • Own safety boots required
  • All other PPE is provided


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