Mattress Recycling and Yard Waste Updates

Summer Yard Waste 2023

Mattress and Box Spring Recycling 

Effective October 3, 2022, Republic Services will no longer be collecting mattresses and/or box springs for the Town of Burlington. This is in response to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) ban on mattress and textile disposal. More information on this ban can be found here.

The Town of Burlington is partnering with UTEC, a non-profit company that employs at-risk young adults. Below is pertinent information on how to recycle a mattress and/or box spring with UTEC:

  • Each mattress or box spring will cost $34 (a mattress is 1 item and a box spring is 1 item)
  • All sizes will be collected
  • Items will be collected if damaged, broken, or wet
  • If an item is contaminated (ex. bed bugs), they will not be collected.
    • You will be directed to call Republic Services for disposal of contaminated items

To schedule a curbside pickup of a mattress and/or box spring with UTEC, please go to their website and scroll down to Schedule Service. Find Burlington and fill out all requested information. If you do not have access to a computer, please call UTEC at 978-856-3997

UTEC Mattress/Box Spring Scheduling Link

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the DPW at 781-270-1670.