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Mattress Recycling

Depending on their type, mattresses contain recyclable materials like metal springs and foam. While you should never try to fit these materials in your recycling bin, you can recycle them at locations listed below.

New! Statewide Mattress Recycling Program Begins December 30

On October 1, 2015, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) approved the proposed budget and recycling fee for California's new Mattress Recycling Program called Bye Bye Mattress.  Beginning December 30, 2015, mattress retailers and other sellers must collect an $11 recycling fee on each mattress or box spring sold to California end-users.

The fees will be used to fund mattress collection, transportation and recycling services throughout California. The program will also create a network of collection sites for California residents, hotels, universities, hospitals and military bases and will support a fund to help communities battle illegal dumping.

The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC), the organization operating the program, estimates that US consumers discard at least 20 million mattresses and box springs annually.

Read more about the program on MRC's website.

Local Recycling Options

Depending on their type, mattresses contain recyclable materials like metal springs and foam. While you should never try to fit these materials in your recycling bin, you can recycle them at locations listed below.

If you have a mattress you're interested in selling, take a look at our furniture page.

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