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The MAITLAND Council is testing a new location for the mattress pattern this weekend. The recycling program will take place at the Mount Vincent Landfill on three days – Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This trial will replace the previously scheduled event in the council depot parking lot on Metford Road in East Maitland on February 20th. “The high popularity of the mattress pattern shows the community’s positive interest in recycling,” said Catherine Pepper, the council’s environment and sustainability manager. “Participating in programs like this is a great way to keep problematic waste out of landfills.” During the three days of the program, every household in the Maitland region can hand in up to four mattresses free of charge. Children’s bed mattresses, spring mattresses, foam and latex mattresses as well as ensemble bases are accepted. However, an ensemble base mattress is counted as two items. To participate in this recycling initiative, proof of residence in the Maitland region is required at the time of return. The Council will continue to consider the best arrangements for the mattress pattern to respond to the changing needs of the community. The council’s free waste disposal services extend beyond the mattress pattern, including drum patterns, compost giveaways, chemical CleanOut for households, and problematic waste collection at the Community Recycling Center. For more information on the council’s recycling services, visit maitland.nsw.gov.au/waste-and-recycling. Did you know that you can sign up for full access to all of the Maitland Mercury stories? Subscribing helps us with our local reporting. To register, click here.

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February 19, 2021 – 12:15 p.m.

The MAITLAND Council is testing a new location for the mattress pattern this weekend.

The recycling program will take place at the Mount Vincent Landfill on three days – Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

This trial will replace the previously scheduled event in the council depot parking lot on Metford Road in East Maitland on February 20th.

“The high popularity of the mattress pattern shows the community’s positive interest in recycling,” said Catherine Pepper, the council’s environment and sustainability manager.

“Participating in programs like this is a great way to keep problematic waste out of landfills.”

During the three days of the program, every household in the Maitland region can hand in up to four mattresses free of charge.

Children’s bed mattresses, spring mattresses, foam and latex mattresses as well as ensemble bases are accepted. However, an ensemble base mattress is counted as two items.

To participate in this recycling initiative, proof of residence in the Maitland region is required at the time of return.

The Council will continue to consider the best arrangements for the mattress pattern to respond to the changing needs of the community.

The council’s free waste disposal services extend beyond the mattress pattern, including drum patterns, compost giveaways,

Household Chemical CleanOut and the collection of problematic waste in the Community Recycling Center.

For more information on the council’s recycling services, visit maitland.nsw.gov.au/waste-and-recycling.

Did you know that you can sign up for full access to all of the Maitland Mercury stories? Subscribing helps us with our local reporting. To register, click here.

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