As of November 1, 2022 Mattresses are added to the list of materials banned from disposal or transport in Massachusetts.
MA residents throw out 600,000 mattresses each year. That is a lot of potential material that could be used to make new products. In fact, over 75% of mattress and box spring components can be easily disassembled and recycled.
Mattresses also take up a lot of space! Separating them for recycling is better for the planet and reduces the need for additional landfills and municipal waste combustion facilities.