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Posted on: November 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] You Can Now Recycle Mattresses and Box Springs

Diagram labeling the recyclable parts of a mattress

Effective November 1, 2022, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) added textiles, mattresses, and box springs to its ban on disposing of these items in landfills, meaning they must be recycled. The ban's goal is to reduce the amount of waste deposited in the constantly shrinking landfills. According to the MassDEP, 95% of the textiles recovered can be recycled. The Town of Egremont has met this new ban by adding two collection programs to the Town's many other recycling programs. Learn what you need to know on the Transfer Station and Recycling Center web page.

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