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In the State of Connecticut, you have several options to dispose of an unwanted mattress.
Select the option that works best for you.
Recycle Your Mattress
Most transfer stations allow free drop off for their town residents and there are several sites that allow access to all Connecticut residents. Businesses such as mattress retailers, hotels and universities have options too.
The fee collected per unit in Connecticut, as approved by the state, is $11.75. This fee applies to every mattress and box spring sold as of May 1, 2015.
Connecticut residents can drop off their old mattresses and box springs at no-cost at a participating collection site or event. Sites and events typically limit access to their town residents and proof of residency may be required. Unit limits may vary. We recommend contacting the location prior to drop-off.
Any Connecticut resident may drop-off old mattresses and box springs at no-cost at Park City Green in Bridgeport. At this location residents will receive a $2 incentive for each unit they drop off (up to 4 per household per visit; 8 per year).
Businesses must contact Dan McGowan prior to dropping off any mattresses or box springs. Those with at least 50 units may qualify for no-cost transportation.
Connecticut Locations & Upcoming Events
Free, one-day special collection events. Residency restrictions and unit limits may vary.
Free drop-off locations. Residency restrictions and unit limits may vary.
Program States (California, Connecticut & Rhode Island)- Listed recyclers in these states provide free drop-off for residents and businesses. Residents receive a per unit reimbursement. Reimbursement policy varies by state.
Non-Program States – All other states do not have a statewide mattress recycling law which allows the Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress program to operate. These locations will charge individuals and businesses for drop-off. Fees will vary.
The Mattress Recycling Council provides this listing as a public service. Inclusion in this listing is not an endorsement. To be listed on our locator, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find a mattress collection site, recycling facility or collection event near you.
Bye Bye Mattress is a Program of the Mattress Recycling Council.
Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) is a nonprofit organization created by the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) to develop and implement statewide mattress recycling programs for states that have enacted mattress recycling laws. We currently provide resources, education and support for programs in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island.