As of November 1, 2022, mattresses will no longer be allowed in the trash collection.  

New state rules require mattresses be kept out of the trash, so they can be recycled or donated for reuse.  In order to comply, the Town of Hamilton will change the way it collects mattresses as of November 1, 2022.  

Hamilton residents must purchase a “Mattress Bulk Sticker” by check from the Department of Public Works located at Hamilton Town Hall, 577 Bay Road, Hamilton, MA 01982, in the amount of $30.00 for each mattress or box spring. The program costs and grant opportunities will be reviewed annually. 

The Hamilton DPW will provide Casella Waste the listing of addresses that have requested mattress pickup for every other Thursday, beginning on November 17, 2022. Please purchase stickers by the Wednesday before, cutoff date will be at noon. Residents not listed with the DPW will not have their mattress collected.

Approximately 600,000 mattresses and box springs are discarded annually in the state, according to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and more than 75% of mattress and box spring components can be easily disassembled and recycled. Mattresses also take up a lot of space in landfills. Separating them for recycling is better for the planet and reduces the need for additional landfills and municipal waste combustion facilities.

Please visit for more details https://www.mass.gov/service-details/mattress-recycling

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