A dedicated collection container has been installed in the furniture shed area for residents to leave mattresses and box springs. Residents are asked to remove them from their vehicle and deposit them as far back in the container as possible. Items should not be wet. moldy or bug-ridden.
This service is funded with a grant from the MassDEPMattress Recycling Incentive Program which aids in the collection, transportation and recycling of residential mattresses and box springs.
Mattresses are made up almost entirely of recyclable materials. Once disassembled, up to 95% of their components can be recycled. Mattresses discarded in the trash stream are notoriously difficult to manage. They are expensive to transport, take up a lot of space in landfills, are hard to compact, and get caught in waste-to-energy facility processing equipment. The state is expected to implement a ban on mattresses into the solid waste stream in 2021.
If transportation to the transfer station is not convenient, residents can deliver mattresses, box springs, and metal bed frames to Conigliaro Industries at 701 Waverly Street, Framingham (508-872-9668). There is a $20 per unit charge and they accept deliveries Monday-Friday 7 am - 4:30 pm Monday- Friday. Contact them to verify current hours and cost.
Residents can also contact non-profits, such as NewLIfe Furniture Bank in Walpole (www.newlifefb.org), that accept metal frames used mattresses and box springs in good condition and will pick-up at home.