Soft Landing is a national social enterprise operating across NSW, ACT, VIC and WA. We divert waste mattresses from landfill and recover the components to recycle.
We offer employment opportunities for people who experience barriers entering the open labour market.
Our four key objectives are
Provide employment & training
Creating jobs and training for local people who have experienced barriers to gaining lasting employment.
Protect the environment
Salvaging metal, foam and timber from mattresses diverts thousands of tonnes of waste from landfill annually. Every 10 tonne of materials is equivalent to:
Taking four cars off the road permanently.
Providing enough electricity to annually power 14.5 households.
Saving enough water to fill 3.5 average backyard pools.
Support our community
Providing access to sustainable employment and training can result in improved economic wellbeing, better social, physical and mental health, reduced substance abuse, more secure housing and less abuse and neglect – outcomes that help build a safe, productive community.
Soft Landing was designed to be self-sustaining and capable of growth. Since beginning in 2010, Soft Landing has extended its reach from the Illawarra to Sydney. In 2016, Soft Landing commenced a national roll out with processing centres opened in Wanneroo near Perth and Hume in the ACT. In 2017 Soft Landing commenced operations in Tottenham, Victoria.
Soft Landing works with councils across each state to overcome illegal dumping, as well as servicing residents and our retail and manufacturing partners.