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New Mattress Recycling Program for Town of Norfolk Residents

The Town of Norfolk is collaborating with HandUp, a New Bedford-based business, to offer town residents a convenient and cost-effective way to recycle unwanted mattresses and box springs responsibly.
Effective immediately, Norfolk residents can drop off unwanted mattresses and box springs at the Norfolk Transfer Station during normal business hours. The charge for each piece is $40.
HandUp is a social impact business in New Bedford that recycles and upcycles mattresses in an environmentally sustainable way. The mattresses collected by HandUp are separated into their components—foam, cloth, wood, and metal—and recycled. HandUp also has a mattress shop, at Kilburn Mills in New Bedford, where they sell gently used, high-quality “upcycled” mattresses and box springs for a fraction of the retail price.
Erik Dyson, Co-Founder and CEO of HandUp, states, “We are pleased to partner with the Town of Norfolk to offer Town residents a convenient, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible way to dispose of their unwanted mattresses. As a company, we are committed to making a positive environmental impact and returning the majority of our net profits back to the local community by supporting non-profit organizations that provide services to our immigrant and refugee neighbors.”
Blair Crane, Town of Norfolk DPW Director, says, “The Town of Norfolk is proactively launching this mattress recycling program in advance of the State of Massachusetts’s mattress ban, which is to take effect on November 1, 2022, which requires all unwanted mattresses and box springs to be recycled. We are pleased to partner with HandUp to offer this service to Town residents.”
For more information, contact the Norfolk DPW at 508-528-4990 or HandUp at handupmattress.com, or email [email protected]