Mattress Lot gets the gold! The neighborhood owned mattress store is Portland’s first ever mattress store to earn the prestigious Gold Certified Sustainability at Work award from the City of Portland. Mattress Lot exceeded the requirements for gold by fulfilling 45 + action items for sustainability in a retail store. Those requirements include actions such as printing on double sided pages, paperless receipts when possible, Energy Star computers, working with local manufacturers and recycling.
Mattress Lot joins a select group of Portland businesses who’ve earned Sustainability at Work certifications. Some of those businesses include locally owned and operated Rerack, Elephants Deli, Hopworks, Widmer, Keen and Mercy Corps.
Delivering mattresses by bike gained Mattress lot international fame. Bike delivery was a way to cut back of fossil fuel use and to educate consumers on alternative delivery options, even for heavy items such as mattresses. The Mattress lot bike delivery cart has become an iconic symbol for sustainability efforts at the grass-roots levels.
Mattress Lot earned special praise from city inspectors for its mattress recycling program. Mattress Lot certified that they recycle 99% of the waste they generate each year. Old mattresses removed from customers’ homes are recycled or donated to needy families. Mattress Lot diverts 70,000 pounds of waste from landfills every year.
The sustainability award also recognizes Mattress Lot’s unique community giving programs. The locally owned store donates dozens of new mattresses to needy families every year. In addition, Mattress Lot’s community giving includes a college scholarship program for select East-Side high school seniors, youth athletics, neighborhood improvements and more.
About Mattress Lot: Founded in 2010 by long-time Portland residents Michael and Mary Ruth Hanna, Mattress Lot is Portland’s favorite mattress store (recognized by Yelp and Google reviews). Mattress Lot gained world-wide notoriety for the inspiring story of how the Hanna’s started the store at the height of the recession and how they committed their business to locally produced products, environmental friendly business practices and community based retailing principles. 2406 NE Sandy Blvd Portland, Oregon 97232. 503 896 1072