Tired old mattresses and box springs can get a new life at Town-wide recycling event
Save the Dates:
Saturday, May 6, 2023 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Veterans Park, 909 Reef Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
If you have an old mattress or box spring that you’d like to discard in a better, more environmentally friendly way, plan on bringing it to these free mattress collection events to be held on Saturday, May 6, and Saturday, October 14, 2023, from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Veterans Park, 909 Reef Road.
Any mattress, no matter when it was purchased, can be brought to the event for free recycling, if it is not damaged, heavily soiled or posing other health or safety risks.
These events are sponsored by the Sustainable Fairfield Task Force (SFTF) in cooperation with the Bye Bye Mattress program of the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC). The MRC is a nonprofit organization that operates recycling programs in Connecticut, California and Rhode Island.
Recycling Mattresses Helps the Environment, Saves Fairfield Money
More than 50,000 mattresses are discarded in the U.S. every day, consigning to the nation’s waste stream an item that can be recycled into many new and useful products. Seventy-five percent (or more) of a mattress’ components can be reused in many consumer and industrial products. Foam, fiber, metal and springs are extracted and sent to scrap recyclers, then to steel mills and foundries. Wood from box springs is used for fuel. The Town’s first mattress recycling event held in September, 2021 resulted in the collection of nearly 150 mattresses and box springs, saving the Town money by reducing the fees on the amount of waste shipped to landfills. To learn more about the benefits of mattress recycling, please visit Bye Bye Mattress.
The SFTF provides support for Town practices and projects that can help Fairfield manage its growth, to safeguard the health of its environment, ensure the reliability and economical use of its natural resources, and preserve the quality of life for its residents today and for the future. For more information, please visit SustainableFairfield.org