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Mattress Recycling

Starting on November 1, 2022, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s mattress recycling policy begins.

What's happening now

From November 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022, the City of Boston encourages you to work with a local private mattress recycler, donate, or store your mattress until January 1st. If you are unable to do so, the City of Boston will continue to collect mattresses with curbside trash collection until January 1, 2023. To learn more, please contact 3-1-1.

What's to come

Starting in January 2023, the City of Boston will require an appointment for collection of all mattresses and box springs. To schedule your appointment, please contact 3-1-1

The City of Boston will accept memory foam, box springs, innerspring, hybrid, latex, and airbed. We will not accept futons and other similar non-mattress items, those items may be placed out for curbside trash collection. 

More than 75 percent of your unwanted mattresses and box springs are recyclable. After collection, mattresses and box springs will be donated for reuse or recycled. These materials will be used to make insulation, carpet padding, mulch, and new metal items.

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