Mattress & Box Springs

Beginning November 1, 2022, Massachusetts has updated their list of "Waste Ban" items to include mattresses, box springs and textiles which means landfills, transfer stations and waste-to-engery facilities across the Commonwealth will no longer accept these items for disposal.  Instead they must be recycled or reused, and textiles must be donated for reuse or other secondary uses.

Massachusetts has a statewide plan to reduce waste 30 percent by 2030.  Massachusetts residents get rid of almost 300,000 mattresses and box springs and nearly 230,000 tons of textiles every year.  That's a real waste as 75 percent of what's in a mattress can be recycled and 95 percent of textiles can be reused or repurposed.

 All Plainville residents, regardless of if they are on the municipal trash program, can contact the Towns contracted vendor Hand Up for collection options.   The cost for curbside collection is $50.00 for each mattress or each box spring.  Collection will occur one time per month and payment is made directly to Hand Up.

Hand Up - mattress & box spring recycling
Mass DEP frequently asked questions/trash-and-recycling/files/mattress-textile-faq