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.
You should make an appointment to have a mattress larger than 4 feet by 3 feet removed.
If your mattress is small (4 feet by 3 feet and smaller), you do not have to schedule an appointment. You can place the item out according to your normal garbage schedule.
Appointments cannot be made for City holidays or during times when collection is suspended due to snow operations. You can schedule an appointment up to four weeks in advance. However, next day appointments must be scheduled by midnight the previous day.
Reporting an Illegally Dumped Mattress
If you are reporting a mattress or box spring that has been illegally dumped you do not have to cover it in a sealed plastic bag for collection. However, you must call 311 to request a pick up.