Sustainable Westport & Earthplace Host Recycling Event May 8

By Paul Ploumis

Mattresses and box springs from Westport residents will be accepted for FREE and recycled through the Mattress Recycling Council's Connecticut Bye Bye Mattress program.

FREE compost giveaway for Westport residents, to thank the community for making the food scrap recycling program at the transfer station such a success. (Please bring your own 6 gallon container).

Food Scrap Starter kits, consisting of a countertop container, a roll of BPI Certified Compostable bags and a transportation bin available for sale to Westport residents ($25/Free for income-eligible).

Earthplace guided trail walks, staff-led animal feeding, recycling drop-off site for used magic markers, mascara wands, batteries, natural corks, Brita filters. Open to all.

This is a 100% outdoor event. Please wear a mask covering your nose and mouth.



10 Woodside Lane

Westport, CT 06880

Event cancellation only with severe weather


Saturday, May 8th



The Mattress Recycling Council is a nonprofit organization that operates recycling programs in states that have passed mattress recycling laws: California, Connecticut and Rhode Island. MRC was founded by the bedding industry and recycles more than 1.7 million mattresses each year. To learn how to recycle your mattress or to find a collection location or event near you, visit

For additional information on sustainability actions you can take visit