How To Throw Away A Mattress
From the Department of Public Works: To dispose of old mattresses in the City of Providence, residents may either schedule a pick up on regular recycling collection days for a $22 fee or drop off old mattresses at a city facility free of charge.
- PICK UP
Call Waste Management at 1-800-972-4545 before 3pm, at least 24 hours prior to your regular collection day, from Monday to Friday, 8AM-5PM to schedule curbside pickup. Resident will be charged a $22 fee for mattress pickup. Payments by check or credit card accepted.
- DROP OFF
Avoid the $22 fee. Drop your mattresses or box springs directly to the Providence Public Works Convenience Center, 140 Terminal Rd. Limited to two mattresses or box springs per resident per drop-off. Proof of Providence residency required. Drop-off hours: Saturdays 7AM-1PM.
Property owners will be fined $50 to $500 for mattresses and box springs that are placed on the curb in front of their property without a scheduled pick-up. Bulky trash items and white goods will still be picked-up free of charge by calling 1-800-972-4545.
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