October 29, 2020

East Providence DPW launches mattress pickup and drop-off program


East Providence, RI – The City of East Providence Dept. of Public Works (DPW) has launched a new mattress pickup and drop-off program.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, the DPW Refuse and Recycling Division will be taking appointments for the October mattress collection. Requests for pickup may be made by contacting the DPW Office at 401- 435-7701.

Mattresses and/or box springs will be scheduled for pickup on the second and fourth Saturday of October (Oct. 10, 2020 and Oct. 24, 2020). The cost for mattress and/or box spring pickup is $25 per item. Checks may be dropped off at the drop box at East Providence City Hall or at the DPW Facility located at 60 Commercial Way between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., or mailed to East Providence City Hall, ATTN: DPW, 145 Taunton Ave., East Providence, RI 02914. Residents must include a phone number and the pickup address on the memo of the check.

There will also be a FREE mattress and box spring drop-off at the DPW Facility on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The drop-off is for East Providence residents ONLY and will be LIMITED to (2) items per resident.

Mattresses and box springs are collected separately because they are recycled. For both the pickup and drop off program, mattresses and box springs must NOT be wet, severely damaged, soiled, or infested with bed bugs.


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