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Bye Bye Mattresses

Did you know that more than 75% of a mattress can be recycled and turned into everyday products like carpet padding, industrial filters, construction rebar, and more?

Please allow me to introduce the Bye Bye Mattress program, which, since 2016, the Bye Bye Mattress program has recycled more than 7 million mattresses in California, resulting in the diversion of over 230 million pounds of steel, foam, fiber, and wood from the waste stream.

There are three easy ways Californians can recycle a mattress at no cost:

  1. California law requires any retailer that delivers a mattress to offer to take back an old one at no extra cost, even if the mattress is delivered by a common carrier like FedEx or UPS. Californians planning to purchase a mattress in a store or online can discuss this with their retailer.

  2. California residents can drop off their old mattresses and box springs at no cost at one of more than 200 participating collection sites around the state or regular collection events. Unit limits vary by location and residency restrictions may apply. We recommend contacting the location prior to drop off.

  3. Check with the city or county about mattress recycling through curbside collection programs. Bye Bye Mattress works with waste haulers and municipalities that operate bulky item collection programs to collect and recycle mattresses.


You can visit our website to find a recycling location and additional information.

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