Solid Waste Department

New Location

As of July 10, 2023, the Solid Waste Department Office will no longer be in Town Hall. The office will be located in the modular building at the Recycling Center, 777 Mt. Hope Street. Our new office hours will be Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM to 12 Noon. The Recycling Center days and hours will not change.

Residents should be on the lookout for the Solid Waste Department’s 2024 Recycling Center Sticker Applications that were mailed out on February 2nd. Included in the application are instructions on how to obtain your sticker. 

Those looking to drop off their applications should do so at the Solid Waste Department's new office at the modular building at the Recycling Center, 777 Mt. Hope St. Residents can also mail in their application along with a copy of their valid Massachusetts vehicle registration and a stamped self-addressed envelope.

New stickers will be required for entry into the Recycling Center as of March 1.

Trash and Recycling Program Updates - July 2023

The current Municipal Trash and Recycling contract expires on June 30, 2023.  The Solid Waste Department applied for and was awarded through MassDEP, a Technical Assistance grant which gave us assistance from MassDEP’s Municipal Assistance Coordinator for the Contracting for Solid Waste and Recycling Services.  The Solid Waste Department and Board of Public Works felt it was in the Town’s best interest to send out an RFP (Request for Proposals) to see what options there were out there for services.  Over the past 9 plus months, the Solid Waste Department explored varies possibilities; to keep the current Pay-As-You-Throw program, use a 35-gallon trash toter, or use a 64-gallon trash toter.  After research and careful consideration, the Solid Waste Department feels the best option for the Town is to go with the 35-gallon trash toter.  The Solid Waste Department believes that the Town’s program offers more options and better value for most of the residents than a private hauler can provide. The Trash and Recycling Program Effective July 2023 (PDF) document contains some key dates and program changes that will take effect starting in July 2023.

Mattress Collection & Recycling

Beginning November 1, 2022 MassDEP is expanding their waste disposal ban to include mattresses and box springs.  Landfills, transfer stations, and waste-to-energy facilities across the Commonwealth will no longer accept them for disposal.  Mattresses and box springs must be recycled or donated for secondary uses.  For commonly asked questions,  read more about the changes (PDF).  

Massachusetts residents dispose of almost 300,000 mattresses and box springs every year.  This is a real waste as about 85 percent of what is in a mattress can be recycled.

Options:

  • If buying new, check with the retailer of your new mattress.
  • You can give mattresses away via a local gifting group like Buy Nothing or Freecycle.
  • Residents may contact directly with a private company for curbside pick-up and recycling of mattresses and box springs.  Below is the contact information for one such private company.  HandUp Mattress Recycling offers mattress pickup services in North Attleboro.  The Town has no contractual or other relationship with HandUp or any other company, and neither endorses or warrants the services provided by any such company.  This contact information is provided as courtesy to our residents.  Residents can directly contact HandUp to make an appointment for the curbside pickup of a mattress and/or box spring by going directly to their website or by calling 774-271-8844.
  • Residents with a valid Recycling Center sticker can bring their mattresses and/or box springs to the Recycling Center during normal business hours, Monday, Friday & Saturday 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM.  Cost is $40.00 for each item.  

Single Stream Recycling

Visit Recycle Smart MA to explore what can and cannot be recycled.

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