Mattress Recycling State-Mandated Changes and How They Affect You

Mattress Ban
Mattresses Banned: Recycling Mandatory


Starting November 1, 2022, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts implemented new waste ban disposal regulations that will require all residents to keep mattresses and box springs out of the trash. These new mandates require mattresses and box springs be recycled or donated for reuse.  

In order to comply with the new requirements, the Town of Pembroke discontinued mattresses and box springs collection as bulk waste effective Labor Day weekend. Other bulk waste items, like upholstered chairs, furniture and sofas will still be allowable waste collected through the Town's curbside program hosted by EZ Disposal on Wednesdays by preregistering at: 781-233-2211. 

The Town of Pembroke offers drop off mattress recycling services at the Recycling Center located at 158B Hobomock Street.  Pembroke residents can bring their mattresses and box springs to the Pembroke Recycling Center for a $35 per unit fee. The Town will not be able to accept units that are excessively wet, heavily soiled or have visible mold and/or bed bugs. The Pembroke Recycling Center is open Saturdays from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  Payment can be made by check, money order or cash.