Maitland Council’s Mattress Muster is returning early this year, with a trial of the recycling program this weekend expected to alleviate demand for the service.

The trial is replacing a previously announced event at the Council’s Depot carpark on Metford Road in East Maitland, and will be instead held at the Mount Vincent Waste Facility Site from 8:30am to 3:00pm on Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st, and Saturday 27th of February.

Each household in the Maitland can drop off up to four mattresses free of charge, including cots, innersprings, foam and latex, although mattresses with ensemble bases will count as two items.

Environment & Sustainability Manager Catherine Pepper says the community’s involvement in the Mattress Muster was encouraging.

“The high popularity of the Mattress Muster is indicative of the community’s positive interest in recycling,” Ms Pepper said. “Involvement in programs like this is a great way to keep problem waste out of landfill.” 

Proof of residence in the Maitland local government area is required to take part.