WE TAKING MATTRESSES AT THE TRANSFER STATION
Things are changing in Massachusetts.
As of November 1, 2022, Mattresses are
added to the list of materials banned
from disposal or transport for disposal
Mattresses will no longer be allowed in the trash.
New State rules require mattresses be kept out
of the trash so they can be recycled. In order
to comply, The Town of Otis has changed the way
we collect mattresses. The MassDEP has funded
a grant for the town of Otis to purchase a container
Mattresses are made up almost entirely of recyclable materials. Once disassembled, more than 75 percent of mattress components can be recycled.
By reducing disposal, the waste bans also help us capture valuable resources, save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and lessen our reliance on landfills and incinerators.
MA residents throw out 300,000 mattresses each year. That’s a lot of potential material that can 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.
MATTRESS RECYCLING STEP BY STEP
- Bring to Transfer Station
- See attendant to inspect mattress and pay for mattress.
- Resident loads mattress into container.
MATTRESSES NEED TO BE CLEAN & DRY!
- Do not leave outside before bringing to transfer station.
- Do not bring mattresses to transfer station when it is raining or snowing.
- Do not bring mattresses with other demo that can contaminate the mattress.
COST TO RECYCLE MATTRESSES
1 = $30.00
2 = $60.00
3 = $90. 00
4 = $120.00
5 = $150.00