Effective April 1, 2022 there is a recycling charge of $15 for each mattress (including memory foam) or box spring. The fee can be paidonlineor by check at the Transfer Station. The implementation of a fee results from the expiration of a two-year grant from MassDEP which funded Dover’s mattress container and pick-up.
A dedicated collection container is available on the lower level of the Transfer Station. Please see a Transfer Station attendant to arrange drop off. Mattresses are NOT to be left outside the trailer.
Items that are not recyclable include mattresses that are severely damaged, wet, twisted, soiled or contaminated (e.g. bed bugs) and mattresses containing mechanical components.
Mattresses are made up almost entirely of recyclable materials. Once disassembled, more than 75 percent of mattress components can be recycled. At the same time, discarded mattresses and box springs can be notoriously difficult to manage. They are expensive to transport, take up a lot of space in landfills, are hard to compact, and can get caught in incinerator processing equipment.
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.