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Mattresses & Box Springs

Mattresses and box springs are made from cotton, wool, foam, or synthetic fill and often have metal springs for support. Boxsprings are usually hollow and made with a wooden frame wrapped in light padding and textiles.

Donate or offer up your mattress, box spring, and futon for reuse to your community before recycling. Find a collection site at ByeByeMattress for no cost or a small incentive payment. Wet, moldy, and/or bed bug items must be landfilled and will not be accepted for recycling.

New mattress being delivered? California law requires retailers to offer to take back your old one at no cost.

Clean and dry pillows, mattress toppers, bed frames and bedlinens to be donated separately.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
ByeByeMattress Location Finder 501 Wythe Street Alexandria Recycle Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off Search the website for Event Locations, Collections Sites, and Recycling Facilities near you in California. A $3 incentive per unit is available at select locations. It is limited to 5 units per vehicle per day. The incentive is only available for residents dropping off their household units. California residents can drop off their old mattresses, box springs, and futon mattresses (not the frames) at no-cost at a participating collection site or event. Unit limits vary by location and a residency restrictions may apply. We recommend contacting the location prior to drop-off.
Berkeley Transfer Station 1201 2nd St. Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee California residents may drop off up to two mattresses (including futon mattresses) or box springs at no charge. (ByeByeMattress states up to 6 units per day limit.) Commercial customers pay the standard rate for all mattresses and box springs.
NixxIt 19532 Center St Castro Valley Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Ecumenical Hunger Program 2411 Pulgas Ave East Palo Alto Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Currently accepting donations of only food, toiletry, household cleaning and gift card and new/packaged items due to the COVID-19 crisis. 
St. Vinnie's of Lane County Oregon (SVDP) Recycling Warehouse Drop-off
135 N. Cleveland St
Eugene Recycle Free Drop-off Operates DR3 mattress recyclers. See ByeByeMattress.org or for businesses www.mattressrecycling.us
Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Separate for mattress drop-off area. Fee for non-residents and businesses. Free drop off from Residents of Fremont. ByeByeMattress Program. Limit: up to 4 units per vehicle per day from residents.
Altamont Landfill (WM, Inc.) 10840 Altamont Pass Rd. Livermore Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Mattress recycling drop-off area
DR3 Mattress Recycling (Livermore) 7041 Las Positas Rd
Suite E & F
Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off No public drop-off. Commercial volume only by appointment. Using your equipment or place a trailer on your site to collect mattresses and box springs. When the trailer is full our staff will pick it up.
Green Mattress Recycling (GMR) NorCal 7150 Patterson Pass Rd
Suite G
Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off Incentive payment location. Free drop off for businesses & residents. Sat hours for residents only. No appointment needed. Staff do not remove mattresses from vehicle for you. Commercial volume drop-offs by appointment & do not qualify for the incentive reimbursement.
Vasco Road Landfill & Recycling Drop-off 4001 N. Vasco Rd. Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off Construction & Demolition
Contra Costa Transfer & Recovery Station (CCTRS) 951 Waterbird Way Martinez Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Facebook Buy Nothing Groups 1 Hacker Way Menlo Park Reuse Free Pick-up
Newby Island Landfill & Resource Recovery Park 1601 Dixon Landing Rd. Milpitas Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee Free drop off for residents, businesses are paid drop-off
Goodwill (Mountain View) 855 E. El Camino Real Mountain View Reuse Free Drop-off Currently not accepting due to COVID. Call store first. Please pay recycling fee in the store prior to dropping off mattresses.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore East Bay 9235 San Leandro St. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off Free drop-off for residents and businesses AND includes incentive payments per unit during donation drop-off hours.
Commercial Waste & Recycling - C&D, Inerts & landscape yard 725 Independent Road Oakland Recycle Drop-off for a Fee includes hide-a-bed furniture
Bee Green Recycling & Supply (Asphalt Shingle Recyclers) 5900 Coliseum Way
(Inert Debris & Green Waste Recycling)
Oakland Recycle Drop-off for a Fee No contaminated items, bed bugs, or blood
Independent Recycling Services 9039 San Leandro Street Oakland Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
The Mattress Guy 1266 28th St Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off, Pick-up for a Fee Free drop-off for businesses and residents. Limit: up to 8 units. Paid pick up from outside the building for residents and businesses - schedule and pay online.
Oakland Resident Free Bulky Item Drop Off - Bulky Block Party
7101 Edgewater Dr
Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off four mattresses

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Note
Alameda
Contact ACI at (510) 483-1400 for for a bulky pick-up.
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Albany
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Berkeley
Baby-size mattresses or toppers only. In addition to the aforementioned Bulky Pick up crib-mattress pickups, there is a separate Mattress Recycling pick-up program for mattresses, box springs, & futon mattresses. Find details here: berkeleyca.gov/city-services/trash-recycling/pre-paid-bags-bulky-waste-and-mattress-recycling
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky & Reuse Pick-up set out.
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Dublin
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Emeryville
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Fremont
In addition to collection as part of Bulky Pick-up, residents can drop off up to four mattresses and/or box springs for free at the Fremont Recycling and Transfer Station, 41149 Boyce Road.
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Hayward
Bulky pick up and Disposal Days drop-off option.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
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Livermore
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Newark
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Oakland
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Piedmont
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Pleasanton
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San Leandro
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
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Union City
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