You must seal any mattress or box spring in a plastic bag before placing it out with regular garbage for bulk collection. This rule will help prevent the spread of bed bugs. If you do not dispose of mattresses or box springs properly, they will not be collected, and you may receive a $100 fine.
The City does not provide mattress or box spring bags or covers. You can get them at department stores, home improvement stores, and moving supply centers.
You can report uncovered mattresses or box springs put out for collection.
If your mattress is large (4 feet by 3 feet or larger), put it out the night before your last garbage collection day and it will be picked up by Saturday evening.
If your mattress is small (less than 4 feet by 3 feet), put it out the night before any garbage collection day.