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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
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.
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Bulky Pickup. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
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.
Goodwill (Palo Alto) 4085 El Camino Way Palo Alto Reuse Free Drop-off Currently not accepting any furniture due to COVID. Call store first. Please pay recycling fee in the store prior to dropping off mattresses.
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.
Golden Bear Transfer Station 1 Parr Blvd. Richmond Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
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.
FreeCycle The Freecycle Network
PO Box 294
Tuscon Reuse Free Pick-up
Facebook Buy Nothing Groups 1 Hacker Way Menlo Park Reuse Free Pick-up
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. 
EcoHaul 636 F Street Petaluma Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
DR3 Mattress Recycling (Woodland) 1233 Commerce Ave Woodland Recycle Free Drop-off, Pick-up for a Fee We can accept delivery of beds using your equipment or place a trailer on your site to collect mattresses and boxsprings.
DR3 Mattress Recycling (Stockton) 3837 Producers Dr
Suite 500
Stockton Recycle Free Drop-off, Pick-up for a Fee, Buyback Drop-off Also accept futon mattresses. Call first for large load drop off.
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.
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee Mattress recycling drop-off area. free drop-off for businesses, free drop-off for residents. ByeByeMattress collection partner (free drop-off) of up to 5 mattresses per day.
Contra Costa Transfer & Recovery Station (CCTRS) 951 Waterbird Way Martinez Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Commercial Waste & Recycling - C&D, Inerts & landscape yard 725 Independent Road Oakland Recycle Drop-off for a Fee includes hide-a-bed furniture
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.
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

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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