Paper Shredding & Mattress Recycling on Sat. Sept. 16

Our next Recycling Event will be Saturday, Sept. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon at 72 Tremont Street. This event will feature paper shredding (one file-box free, each additional box $5 – checks only) and an opportunity for Melrose residents to bring their old mattresses and box springs to be recycled (FREE, limit of 4 mattresses or box springs per household).

The mattresses and box springs collected at the event will be picked up and recycled by the Lowell-based United Teen Equality Center (UTEC), an organization that provides jobs and GED preparation classes for proven-risk youth. UTEC’s mission is to ignite and nurture the ambition of disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success.


shredding and mattress recycling flier 2017-1

Additional items that will be accepted for recycling at this event include: TVs, computer monitors & laptops ($20 each); metal goods ($25); tires ($2-$8); home/office electronics (e.g. computer towers, desktop printers, keyboards & mice), CFL bulbs, books, clothes, mercury items, dried latex paint & household plastic bottles & cans, mixed paper & clean cardboard (all FREE).
For a listing of additional events or for more information and questions, please visit our website or call 781-665-0142.