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What do you do when you are done with your Crib Mattress?

What can you do when you are done with your crib mattress?

We get calls regularly from customers asking where to recycle a used crib mattress.

Currently recycling facilities do not accept crib mattresses, but we have colgate stores bannera few suggestions below on how you can donate, reuse or repurpose your crib mattress.

1. Donate your used crib mattress to a shelter. Contact a local shelter to determine if they are accepting baby crib mattress donations. Colgate supports many women’s shelters with generous donations of crib mattresses to make sure that all babies have a safe place to sleep. If you know a shelter that needs baby mattresses, please send us their information.

2. Donate your crib mattress to local furniture banks where people in need can gather good, used products for their home. Colgate can help to direct you to your local furniture bank. Some cities have them, some do not have furniture banks.

3. Sell the crib mattress components to a recycler. You can actually sell the steel from Colgate innerspring mattresses to a local recycler. Colgate uses top quality American steel for the innerspring portion of the crib mattress.

4. Reuse the Coir Fiber in your garden, underneath your pet’s doghouse, as a welcome mat (good conversation starter) or even under your car to keep your garage dry!

5. Repurpose the cover as a weed protector in your garden or under the arts and crafts table to keep floor clean.

6. Repurpose the crib mattress as a backstop for sports (great for preventing baseballs from dinging your house or bruised noses from run-ins with basketball poles) .

7. Reuse the crib mattress as a doggie bed with your dog’s favorite blanket. Great option for getting Fido out of your bed or off the couch!

8. Store your crib mattress in your storm shelter or basement to use as head coverage if you live in a tornado prone area. CDC (The Center for Disease Control) recommends protecting your head during a tornado with household objects such as mattresses and blankets (http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/tornadoes/during.asp)

 

A Word from Colgate Mattress on Crib Mattress Donations

Colgate takes pride in the products we manufacture. Once your children have outgrown their baby mattress consider donating, reusing, or repurposing instead of sending it to a landfill. Colgate encourages donations to your local womens shelter or furniture bank. Donating your crib mattress is acceptable everywhere. The best way to protect the environment is to use a product more than once in its lifetime; set a great example for your children!

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What do you do when you are done with your Crib Mattress?

What to do when you are done with your crib mattress?

We have received numerous calls on where you can recycle your crib mattress.

Currently recycling facilities do not accept crib mattresses, but we have suggestions below on how you can donate, reuse or repurpose your crib mattress.

1. Donate your baby crib mattress to a shelter. Contact a local shelter to determine if they are accepting baby crib mattress donations. Colgate supports many women’s shelters with generous donations of crib mattresses to make sure that all babies have a safe place to sleep. If you know a shelter that needs baby mattresses, please send us their information.

2. Donate your mattress to local furniture banks where people in need can gather good, used products for their home. Colgate can help to direct you to your local furniture bank. Some cities have them, some do not have furniture banks.

3. Sell the mattress components to a recycler. You can actually sell the steel from Colgate innerspring mattresses to a local recycler. Colgate uses top quality American steel for the innerspring portion of the crib mattress.

4. Reuse the Coir Fiber in your garden, underneath your pet’s doghouse, as a welcome mat (good conversation starter) or even under your car to keep your garage dry!

5. Repurpose the cover as a weed protector in your garden or under the arts and crafts table to keep floor clean.

6. Repurpose the mattress as a backstop for sports (great for preventing baseballs from dinging your house or bruised noses from run-ins with basketball poles) .

7. Reuse the mattress as a doggie bed with your dog’s favorite blanket. Great option for getting Fido out of your bed or off the couch!

8. Store your mattress in your storm shelter or basement to use as head coverage if you live in a tornado prone area. CDC (The Center for Disease Control) recommends protecting your head during a tornado with household objects such as mattresses and blankets (http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/tornadoes/during.asp)

Colgate takes pride in the products we manufacture. Once your children have outgrown their baby mattress consider donating, reusing, or repurposing instead of sending it to a landfill. Colgate encourages donations to your local womens shelter or furniture bank. Donating your crib mattress is acceptable everywhere. The best way to protect the environment is to use a product more than once in its lifetime; set a great example for your children!

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Baby and Children’s Product Award Winner 8th Year in a Row!

Colgate is proud to announce that, for the 8th year in a row, every year this award has been offered, Colgate has been awarded the 2012 Reader’s Favorite Award – 1stPlace, Mattresses by Baby & Children’s Product News magazine.

This awards program began in 2005 and awards certificates are presented for first, second, and third place based upon returns of ballots sent to and returned by juvenile store retailers in the United States.

Congratulations and thanks for this award go to all retailers in the juvenile industry, all Colgate factory and office employees, all Colgate independent sales representatives, and to Baby & Children’s Product News.

Colgate will not rest on our laurels.  We will continue to try and improve our products, our customer service, and our responses to the needs of our retail friends and to the consumers wanting the best quality and value sleep surface for their baby.

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ECO-Friendly: Organic, Natural, or Green

Eco-friendly: Organic, Natural, or Green

  Over the past several years, there has been an increasing consumer trend for products that are environmentally friendly.  As a result, many companies are developing eco-friendly products.  The crib mattress industry is no exception.   Colgate Mattress Atlanta Corporation has been using natural products (coconut fiber and cotton) in our crib mattresses long before it became a trend.  As technology improves, we continue to incorporate more eco-friendly products into our mattresses.  Our philosophy is simple: It’s what’s on the inside that counts.   Unfortunately, there are no industry-wide standards regarding the use of the terms “organic,” “natural,” and “green” that apply consistently across non-food related consumer products.  Because of this lack of standards, it is up to the company to determine if their product is “organic,” “natural,” or “green”.   At Colgate we choose to label all of our natural products as “Environmentally Friendlier.” We want to be transparent with our customers and put a mommy’s mind at ease with our honesty about eco-friendly products; we choose how we label our mattresses cautiously.     Additionally, all of Colgate’s products are GREENGUARD Certified and all of our foam mattresses are CertiPUR Certified. GREENGUARD Certified products must meet stringent chemical emission requirements. The CertiPUR-US® program is a voluntary testing, analysis and certification program for flexible polyurethane foam.  We use this third-party certification to ensure that our products address the unique sensitivities of children.   Colgate uses only the highest quality materials in our mattresses. At Colgate, we want you to rest easy by knowing what is inside your baby’s mattress. Make sure the crib mattress company you choose is transparent with what is inside their mattress. If you ever any questions concerning your crib mattress or which crib mattress to choose, please do not hesistate to directly call us at 404-681-2121 or research our website.

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What is the big deal about crib mattresses?

The crib mattress is more important to your baby than your mattress is to you. Remember the terrible mattress you slept on that night at the hotel, or maybe it was a friend’s house? Maybe it was a few nights. How did your back feel?

Now, think of baby sleeping on a mattress up to 70% of the time for the next few years and not able to tell you their mattress is terrible. Also, babies need more support than adults because a baby’s bones are softer and growing faster than at any other time of their life. They will grow to more than 50% of their adult size while sleeping on their mattress. That’s the big deal about crib mattresses.

There is a lot of incorrect information out there about crib mattresses, some even generated by other manufacturers trying to convince you to buy their mattresses. At Colgate, we believe that if you have correct information about what is important in a crib mattress, and if you can recognize quality in a crib mattress then, you will prefer a Colgate mattress.

While you learn about and shop for a crib mattress keep this in mind – the three most important features of any type of crib mattress, in order of most important feature first are: support (the greater the firmness, the better), comfort (this means cushioning without taking away from firmness), and convenience (and preference for the parents).