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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.

ByeByeMattress Recycling Location Finder
  • ​Box springs, mattresses, and futon mattresses; Free & incentive fee drop-off collection sites
  • Not accepted for recycling: wet, moldy, and/or bed bug items

Donate or offer up your mattress for reuse to your community before recycling. Did you know that recycling one mattress can save 500 gallons of water?  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, Paid Drop-off 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 Paid Pick-up
1-800-Got-Junk (Concord) 1038 Shary Circle
Unit 7
Concord Recycle Free Drop-off Contra Costa County residents only. Accepts up to 4 units per consumer or commercial vehicle.
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 Free Drop-off, Paid Drop-off Separate for mattress drop-off area. Fee for non-residents and businesses. Free drop off from Residents of Fremont. Limit: up to 4 units per vehicle per day.
GMR NorCal 7150 Patterson Pass Rd
Suite G
Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off Free drop-off for businesses.
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
Altamont Landfill (WM, Inc.) 10840 Altamont Pass Rd. Livermore Recycle Paid Drop-off Mattress recycling drop-off area
Contra Costa Transfer & Recovery Station (CCTRS) 951 Waterbird Way Martinez Recycle Paid Drop-off
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, Paid Drop-off 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.
Independent Recycling Services 9039 San Leandro Street Oakland Recycle Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up
Bee Green Recycling & Supply (Asphalt Shingle Recyclers) 5900 Coliseum Way
(Inert Debris & Green Waste Recycling)
Oakland Recycle Paid Drop-off No contaminated items, bed bugs, or blood
Goodwill of Greater East Bay 1301 30th Ave Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Call for details. free drop-off for businesses, free drop-off for residents. 10 units maximum. ByeByeMattress.com

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Special Action 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. Separate Mattress Recycling pick-up program for mattresses, box springs, & futon mattresses, details on the Bulky Pick-up link above.
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Separate Mattress Recycling pick-up program for mattresses, box springs, & futon mattresses, details on the Bulky Pick-up link above.
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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
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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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