Where to recycle mattresses, textiles in the Tri-Town
As of Nov. 1, Massachusetts residents are no longer able to throw away their old textiles and mattresses.
Instead, clothes, bedding, curtains, fabric, footwear towels and other such items must be recycled.
For residents in the Tri-Town, there are many options where these items can be recycled.
The Mattapoisett Transfer Station is accepting mattresses from all surrounding towns. Located off North Street, the transfer station is on Tinkham Hill Rd., through the galvanized fence approximately one mile down.
Those who wish to use this service do not have to purchase a sticker, they just have to pay a fee for the mattress and box springs.
The transfer station is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Items can not be accepted by the transfer station if they are heavily soiled or have bed bugs. Items that are moldy, contain bodily fluids, insects, oil or hazardous substances are exempt from the ban and can be thrown out.
In Mattapoisett, textile items that are not heavily soiled can be put in recycle bins. Residents with further questions about textile disposal can contact the Health Department at (508) 758-4100 ext. 7.
In Marion, residents can recycle mattresses at the Mattapoisett Transfer Station or HandUp Mattress Recycling located in New Bedford at 127 Rodney French Blvd.
The town has listed local textile recycling locations on their website, such as Savers and The Salvation Army, as well as a local donation bin at The Sippican School on 16 Spring St.
All textile recycling information for Marion residents can be found on their website at https://www.marionma.gov/home/news/textile-and-mattress-ban-flyer.
For Rochester residents, the Highway Department states that nothing has changed regarding mattress recycling, and they can also visit locations in Mattapoisett and New Bedford.
The town has also placed additional recycling bins around town where residents can dispose of textile waste. Residents can find these bins at Adrian’s Package Store, Rochester Memorial School, Old Colony Regional Technical Vocational School, and at the fire station.
With any questions about the textile ban and where to recycle items, Rochester residents can contact the Highway Department at (508) 763-1991.