Mattress and Box Spring Recycling

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (Mass DEP) announced that as of Tuesday, November 1, 2022 mattresses and box springs will be prohibited by state law from being thrown away in the waste stream.   

What does this mean for Malden residents? For Malden to comply with the new state law, the process of using Malden’s Bulk Item policy for disposing of mattresses and box springs will no longer be permitted and instead residents will be required to recycle them. 

To that end, the City of Malden has assembled a list of vendors that Malden residents can choose from to dispose of their mattresses and boxsprings.  We do not have a direct business arrangement with any of the vendors listed however the vendors listed have demonstrated that they are in compliance with Massachusetts DEP regulations and have a history as reliable businesses for this service.  

Disposal of mattresses and/or boxsprings without the use of an authorized vendor  is prohibited by law.  We encourage our residents to shop around and find the best price from authorized vendors such as the ones listed below. 

ABH Services of Malden

Residents may contact ABH directly by phone at 781-941-2422 or by visiting their website at  ABH offers two types of mattress recycling services varying in price.

  • Curbside Pickup (middle price) - Contact ABH and prepay for them to pick up your mattress on a specified day by leaving it at your curb.
  • In-Home Pickup (most expensive) - Contact ABH and prepay for them to come into your home and remove the mattress and haul it away.


Malden residents may 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 774-271-8744.