Mattress Recycling Program

Mattress Recycling Program

Beginning November 1, 2022 MassDEP is expanding their waste disposal ban to include mattresses and box springs. Landfills, transfer stations, and waste-to-energy facilities across the Commonwealth will no longer accept them for disposal. Mattresses and box springs must be recycled or donated for secondary uses.

Massachusetts residents dispose of almost 300,000 mattresses and box springs every year. This a real waste as about 85 percent of what is in a mattress can be recycled.


  • If buying new, check with the retailer of your new mattress since their fee to dispose is minimal.
  • You can give mattresses away via a local gifting group like Buy Nothing or Freecycle.
  • (MUST BE DRY AND FREE OF BED BUGS) Recycle them at the Attleboro Recycling Center, 29 Pond St North. They can be dropped off on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 12:30pm to 3:30pm and Fridays/Saturdays from 9am-1pm. Cost is $25.00 for each item. CONTAMINATED/ REJECTED MATTRESSES SUCH AS WET OR THOSE WITH BED BUGS, WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
  • Residents may contact directly with a private company for curbside pick-up and recycling of mattresses and box springs. Below is the contract information for one such private company. HandUp Mattress Recycling offers mattress pickup services in Attleboro. The City has no contractual or other relationship with HandUp or any other company, and neither endorses or warrants the services provided by any such company. This contact information is provided as courtesy to our residents. Residents can directly contact HandUp to make an appointment for the curbside pickup of a mattress and/or box spring by going directly to their website or by calling 774-271-8844.

For more information, call the Health Department at (508) 223-2222 ext 3245 or Ext 3253.       

****Futon mattresses are considered bulk items and not mattresses.