Mattress Recycling in Salem  


Per new state regulations, mattresses and box springs can no longer be disposed of as trash and instead must be recycled. The City of Salem has contracted with Tough Stuff Recycling to provide curbside mattress and box spring recycling. Residents are responsible for $20/unit paid directly to Tough Stuff Recycling. If a resident is unable to pay this fee, they can complete a  Hardship Waiver and return it to the City of Salem Engineering Department, 2nd floor 98 Washington Street.

If there is inclement weather expected on your curbside pickup date, you must place the mattress in a mattress bag. A mattress bag is also necessary if the unit is contaminated. Mattress bags can be purchased online or at hardware stores.

To view an FAQ about mattress recycling through Tough Stuff Recycling, please visit To schedule your curbside pick-up, please visit Tough Stuff Recycling. If you have additional questions about this service, please call Tough Stuff Recycling at 978-307-4118.