Couch Disposal

Safer Sofa Foam Exchange

Introduction: Keep the couch you love while saying goodbye to toxics

80-100% of a couch’s flame retardants are found in the foam inside removable cushions.
FoamOrder.com and other Bay Area foam and upholstery professionals will swap that foam for new foam free of flame retardants.
We estimate a cost of $45-$95 per cushion, depending on cushion size and type of foam desired. 10% of sales through this program support efforts to develop a responsible furniture disposal solution, including:

  • Science: Researching responsible disposal and recycling technologies
  • Policy: Collaboration with government and industry to implement responsible disposal and collection practices

Sign up today

Fill out this simple form and we will put you in touch with a custom foam and upholstery shop.

Beyond the Bay Area

To date, only San Francisco Bay Area businesses have officially joined the Safer Sofa program, but foam replacement is a common service at most foam and upholstery shops.

Email info@greensciencepolicy.org to learn how you can help find a shop in your area, or to tell us if you already know of a shop carrying furniture-quality foam without flame retardants.

Check this space in the coming months for a growing list of businesses throughout the U.S. that can swap your foam and help you go flame retardant-free.

Press coverage

The Safer Sofa Foam Exchange made the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle after its official launch on June 17, 2014.

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