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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.

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
Marin Resource Recovery Center 565 Jacoby Street San Rafael Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Vasco Road Landfill & Recycling Drop-off 4001 N. Vasco Rd. Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off Construction & Demolition
Contra Costa Transfer & Recovery Station (CCTRS) 951 Waterbird Way Martinez Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
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.
Golden Bear Transfer Station 1 Parr Blvd. Richmond Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Salvation Army (1500 Valencia St.) 1500 Valencia St. San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up Resellable condition, no stains, No BED BUGS!
The Salvation Army Home Pick-Up Service 832 Folsom St San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up Resellable condition, no stains, No BED BUGS!
Facebook Buy Nothing Groups 1 Hacker Way Menlo Park Reuse Free Pick-up
FreeCycle The Freecycle Network
PO Box 294
Tuscon Reuse Free Pick-up
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.
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. 

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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