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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
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 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.
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.
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
Marin Resource Recovery Center 565 Jacoby Street San Rafael Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Mt. Diablo Recycling 1300 Loveridge Road Pittsburg Recycle Drop-off 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
NixxIt 19532 Center St Castro Valley Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
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, 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.
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
Recycling Center & Transfer Station - Contra Costa Waste Service 1300 Loveridge Rd. Pittsburg Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
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.
Salvation Army (1500 Valencia St.) 1500 Valencia St. San Francisco Reuse 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 Drop-off for a Fee
Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) 333 Shoreway Road San Carlos Recycle Free Drop-off
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
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

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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