Recycling & Rubbish


The Compost Center and the Paint/Automotive Waste Drop off at the Recycling Center have both closed for the winter.

As of November 1, 2022, mattress and box springs will be banned from the landfill. Acceptable mattresses (dry and no bed bugs) can be recycled at the City's recycling center during normal business hours for $25/piece - *cash or check only*. Residents may contract directly with a private company for curbside pick-up and recycling of mattresses and box springs. Below is the contact information for one such private company. HandUp Mattress Recycling offers mattress pickup services in Attleboro. The City has no contractual or other relationship with HandUp or any other company, and neither endorses or warrants the services provided by any such company. This contact information is provided as a courtesy to our residents. Residents can directly contact HandUp to make an appointment for the curbside pickup of a mattress and/or box spring by going directly to their website-www.handupmattress.com or by calling 774-271-8744.

Compost Stickers are for sale at the City’s Health Department for City residents that live in dwellings with 9 or more units. The sticker is for the 2022 calendar year and includes use of both the Compost and Recycling Centers. Cost is $30 and payable by check or cash.

Help keep textiles out of the waste stream. Donate clothing, shoes, and linens at the Bay State Textile Bin located within the Recycling Center at 29 Pond St North, Attleboro 02703.



A plastic bag from the grocery store takes between 500 and 1,000 years to decompose.  Most grocers and large retailers now accept plastic bags, wrap and film for recycling. Look for a bin near the front of the store.  Just by remembering to bring your own Eco-Friendly bag when you go shopping, you’ll be helping our environment in a very big way. 


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Recycling takes little effort on your part, for a big difference to our world.
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