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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
GreenWaste Hayward Transfer Station 3458 Enterprise Ave Hayward Landfill Drop-off for a Fee Bad/soiled/bed bug condition. Fee for each - in addition to tonnage charge.
Commercial Waste & Recycling - C&D, Inerts & landscape yard 725 Independent Road Oakland Recycle Drop-off for a Fee includes hide-a-bed furniture
Bay Area Recycle P.O Box 4322 Walnut Creek Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Curbside pick up, no removal. Additional removal fees and travel 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.
Altamont Landfill (WM, Inc.) 10840 Altamont Pass Rd. Livermore Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Mattress recycling drop-off area
EcoHaul 636 F Street Petaluma Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Bay Area Scavenger & Recycling 11740 Berryessa Rd San Jose Recycle Free Drop-off Free drop off for residents and businesses from City of San Jose residents only. Limit: up to 10 units
Mt. Diablo Recycling 1300 Loveridge Road Pittsburg Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
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 Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) 333 Shoreway Road San Carlos Recycle Free 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.
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
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.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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
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.

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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