Recyclable mattresses/box springs have free disposal. Mattress sellers are required to collect a recycling fee on a new mattress and box spring purchase. This fee is used to pay for the transportation and recycling of mattresses. This program diverts "recyclable" mattresses and box springs from the landfill and allows materials like fiber, foam, steel and wood to be recycled. A fee may be charged for "premium services," when offered. Only mattress and box springs from Rhode Island sources are accepted in the program and mattresses must be dry.
At the North Kingstown Transfer Station
Limit of 2 units per day from North Kingstown residents only are accepted; proof of residency required.
Businesses and organizations may not drop-off at any municipal collection site. Regardless of load size or quantity, RI based businesses or organizations must register with the Mattress Recycling Council to receive no cost recycling. Registered participants will receive scheduling and delivery information for direct delivery to a RI mattress recycler. To register with the Mattress Recycling Council contact Dan McGowan, Northeast Program Coordinator at email@example.com or 860-830-3832.
Mattresses Not Accepted as Recyclable Are
Severely damaged, wet, twisted, frozen or soiled mattresses or box springs