MassDEP Mattress & Textile Ban

Textile Ban

MassDEP Mattress & Textile Ban

Things are changing in Massachusetts! As of November 1, 2022, mattresses and textiles will no longer be allowed in the trash. New MassDEP regulations require mattresses and textiles be kept out of the trash so they can be recycled or donated for reuse.

Marlborough has been recycling mattresses for several months.  If you have a Resident Drop-Off Facility Permit, you can drop your mattresses off there or you can call the DPW at 508-624-6910 to schedule a curbside mattress pick-up.

You can bring textiles (clothing, footwear, bedding, towels, curtains, fabric, and similar products, except for textiles that are contaminated with mold, bodily fluids, insects, oil, or hazardous substances) to Savers (22A East Main St.) or schedule a pick-up online from Big Brother Big Sister or utilize clothing bins at the Resident Drop-Off Center (with Permit or free Recycling Permit) or at other locations throughout the City.

To find out more about the new MassDEP waste bans, go to: Waste Bans 101: Less Trash for a Cleaner Massachusetts | Recycle Smart (