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Bedding Sanitation Laws



•Dry heat sanitation process heats mattresses and box springs to a temperature of 230 degrees.

•This is a chemical free process that kills bed bugs, dust mites, blood borne pathogens and other living micro-organisms.

•As the item is heated to the appropriate temperature, all micro-organisms will be destroyed by oxidation.

•Mattresses are then inspected by hand for quality assurance purposes and receive a certification from NC Division of Health Service Regulation.

•All sleep products are completely sealed in 3 mil mattress bags avoiding cross-contamination or re-soiling.



Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Durham and Orange Counties Now Accepts and Sells Mattresses 

Your Mattress Donation Frustration is Over!

Durham, NC (Saturday, November 7, 2015) – Habitat for Humanity ReStore Serving Durham and Orange Counties, located at 5510 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., is now accepting and selling new and gently used mattresses and box springs for all bed sizes. Discount pricing for these items will range from $35-$100.

Any mattress or box spring donation must meet the following strict standards—all items must be stain-free, without rips or structural defects. Once accepted, an approved vendor will sanitize, bag and tag all bedding, in accordance with the NC General Assembly’s statutes, before it ever hits the ReStore sales floor.  

“We’re excited to finally offer this unique opportunity to Durham and Orange County,” said Bonnie Ashley, Habitat for Humanity ReStore Director. “With your mattress donations and purchases, you are supporting Habitat’s vision of creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live...and now a decent night’s sleep.” 

Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Habitat for Humanity uses proceeds from the sales of donated items to help build affordable homes locally and around the world.

In 2014, donations and purchases made at the ReStore allowed for six homes to be built for families in Durham and Orange counties. Visit www.restoredurhamorange.org to learn more about donating, shopping and volunteering, as well as, other exciting opportunities going on at the ReStore.

For more information on pricing and dry heat sanitation, visit: www.restoredurhamorange.org/mattresses or contact Chrissy Sailstad, Habitat ReStore Manager, at 919-403-8668.

About Habitat for Humanity Restore

With more than 920 stores in five countries, proceeds generated by Habitat for Humanity ReStores are used to help build homes, communities and hope locally and around the world. Last year alone, Habitat ReStores raised more than $100 million for homebuilding and diverted more than 128,000 tons of reusable materials from landfills. To shop, donate or volunteer, visit habitat.org/restores.