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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
Golden Bear Transfer Station 1 Parr Blvd. Richmond Recycle 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.
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 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
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.
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Paid Pick-up Bulky Pickup. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
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
Mt. Diablo Recycling 1300 Loveridge Road Pittsburg Recycle Paid Drop-off
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
NixxIt 19532 Center St Castro Valley Recycle Paid Pick-up
Oakland Resident Free Bulky Item Drop Off - Bulky Block Party
7101 Edgewater Dr
Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off four mattresses
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off, Paid Drop-off 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.
Recology San Francisco Transfer Station Public Recycling and Disposal Drop Off 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Recycle Paid Drop-off
Recycling Center & Transfer Station - Contra Costa Waste Service 1300 Loveridge Rd. Pittsburg Recycle Paid Drop-off
Salvation Army (1500 Valencia St.) 1500 Valencia St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Resellable condition, no stains, No BED BUGS!
Salvation Army (3921 Geary Blvd) 3921 Geary Blvd San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Resellable condition, no stains, No BED BUGS!
San Martin Transfer Station 14070 Llagas Avenue San Martin Recycle Paid Drop-off
Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) 333 Shoreway Road San Carlos Recycle Free Drop-off
SMaRT Station 301 Carl Rd Sunnyvale Recycle Paid Drop-off *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

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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