Mattress Recycling

As of November 1, 2022 Mattresses are added to the list of materials banned from disposal or transport in Massachusetts. 

MA residents throw out 600,000 mattresses each year. That is a lot of potential material that could be used to make new products. In fact, over 75% of mattress and box spring components can be easily disassembled and recycled.

Mattresses also take up a lot of space! Separating them for recycling is better for the planet and reduces the need for additional landfills and municipal waste combustion facilities. 

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How to Recycle Mattresses in Danvers

Mattress Recycling Collection is for residents with curbside trash & recycling pickup

Starting November 1st, 2022:

  1. Fill out the mattress/box spring collection form. Forms completed by Friday at noon will have collection the following Wednesday.
  2. Purchase stickers for item. Each item (mattress or box spring) requires one sticker = $40.00.Stickers are sold at the Clerks Office, the Businesses Office, or online. 
    • 1 mattress = $40.00 one sticker
    • 1 box spring = $40.00 one sticker
    • 1 mattress + 1 box spring (set) = $80.00 two stickers
  3. A mattress bag is provided with each sticker. Place item in the mattress bag before placing curbside.
  4. Place item curbside by 7 am Wednesday morning for collection.

Online Mattress Sticker Purchase

Other Mattress Disposal Options

  • If you are buying new, we recommend checking with the retailer to see if they will recycle your old one.
  • You can donate mattresses in good condition (we recommend a quick google search to find donation sites).
  • You can give mattresses away via a local gifting group like Buy Nothing or Freecycle.
  • Use a private hauler or junk removal company to recycle mattresses.