Timaru landfill trialling recycling of Kiwis' unwanted mattresses

An astonishing 300,000 mattresses are thrown into New Zealand tips every year.

Rather than let the comfortable castaways go to waste, in Timaru they're setting about recycling them.

TVNZ1's Seven Sharp visited the South Island town to check out their solution in the video above.

You'll be astonished when you hear the number of mattresses we throw into rubbish dumps each year. Source: Seven Sharp