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.
Call for a curbside collection. Residents call HandUp Mattress Recycling directly to make an appointment for the curbside collection of a mattress and/or box spring. Curbside pickup will be once a month. Go to their website at https://www.handupmattresses.com/curbside-pickup or by calling (774)271-8744. The charge for each mattress and box spring is $50.00. CONTAMINATED/REJECTED MATTRESSES SUCH AS WET OR WITH BED BUGS WILL HAVE ADDITIONAL CHARGES.
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.