The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has announced amendments to its waste ban regulations to include mattresses, textiles, and commercial organics starting this month. These materials will join a number of other materials banned from landfill disposal in the state including asphalt brick and concrete, yard waste, tires, and more.
Along with announcing the ban, MassDEP released the final 2030 Solid Waste Master Plan, which provides the framework, direction, and goals for waste reduction and management in the state. In 2020, ECOS published an infrastructure Green Report that included a case study of the MassDEP disposal bans.
For more information on the waste ban, see here. [MacCartney]