Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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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 (see full list). Learn what gets recycled from a mattress.

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
West County HHW Collection Facility 101 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee Republic Services has teamed up with the Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress Program to allow eligible residents to drop-off old unwanted mattresses, box springs or futons at no additional charge. Limit is 3 items per month. Access their schedule, list of eligible communities, guidelines, and items that are not accepted by going to: https://recyclemore.com/guide/mattresses-box-springs/
Vasco Road Landfill & Recycling Drop-off 4001 N. Vasco Rd. Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off Construction & Demolition
The Salvation Army Home Pick-Up Service 832 Folsom St San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up Resellable condition, no stains, No BED BUGS!
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.
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
SMaRT Station 301 Carl Rd Sunnyvale Recycle Drop-off for a Fee *Mattresses from residents and qualifying under the California “bye bye mattress” program are not charged a fee. Call for fee information. Please note that the SMaRT Station serves Mountain View and Sunnyvale residents only. Limit: up to 10 units
Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) 333 Shoreway Road San Carlos Recycle Free Drop-off
San Martin Transfer Station 14070 Llagas Avenue San Martin Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Salvation Army (3921 Geary Blvd) 3921 Geary Blvd San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Resellable condition, no stains, No BED BUGS!
Salvation Army (1500 Valencia St.) 1500 Valencia St. San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up Resellable condition, no stains, No BED BUGS!
ReSupply 423 W. Broadway South Boston Reuse Pick-up for a Fee Online pick-up service that transports your donated goods to partner organizations. Lifts materials from where they are in your home or office.
Recycling Center & Transfer Station - Contra Costa Waste Service 1300 Loveridge Rd. Pittsburg Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Recology San Francisco Transfer Station Public Recycling and Disposal Drop Off 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Mattress or Box Spring $17.50 Each as surcharge plus weight
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee Free mattress drop-off for City Residents only with a limit of 5 units per vehicle per day. Paid disposal for non-city residents and businesses.
Oakland Resident Free Bulky Item Drop Off - Bulky Block Party
7101 Edgewater Dr
Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off four mattresses
NixxIt 19532 Center St Castro Valley Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
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
Mt. Diablo Recycling 1300 Loveridge Road Pittsburg Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Marin Resource Recovery Center 565 Jacoby Street San Rafael Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Make It Home (Walnut Creek) 1271 Boulevard Way Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off New to unused condition. Email first with images of both sides. Queen and twin size only.

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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