Recycle Styrofoam, Mattresses, Shred Paper and More at Watertown Recycling Event

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The following announcement was provided by the Department of Public Works:

There is a Watertown Recycling Event on Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 10AM-2PM at the Boston’s Jewish Community Day School Parking lot, 57 Stanley Ave. in the parking lot. Please bring a Watertown ID or proof of residency.

Mattress Recycling

HandUp, a mattress recycler, will be offering a discount on mattress and box spring recycling. Each unit will be $20. This is a first come, first serve option, until the truck is full. Residents may pay with cash or card at the event. Residents must bring units to the event. Limit of four units per household.


Watertown is partnering with Helpsy to recycle and repurpose old textiles and clothes. Clean out your closet before the spring and donate clothing and textiles. Helpsy also offers free curbside collection.

Paper Shredding

Watertown is partnering with Shred-it, to securely shred confidential papers. All shredded paper will be recycled with Stericycle. Please only bring documents that are confidential—other paper materials should be placed in your curbside recycle bin. If materials are already pre-shredded, please place in a paper bag.

Shred-it can accept papers with staples in them.

Materials should be placed in paper bags or brought in boxes. The boxes will be returned.

Materials will be shredded on site.

Styrofoam Recycling

Watertown is partnering with Save That Stuff to recycle Styrofoam. Please collect and save any Styrofoam you have for this event. Styrofoam CANNOT go into curbside recycling totes.

They only accept rigid white Styrofoam.

If it SNAPS when you break it, it is the correct type.


Watertown is partnering with Mass Save to recycle old and energy inefficient dehumidifiers for FREE drop off. Receive a $30 rebate in the mail.


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