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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
Oakland Resident Free Bulky Item Drop Off - Bulky Block Party
7101 Edgewater Dr
Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off four mattresses
San Martin Transfer Station 14070 Llagas Avenue San Martin Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
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.
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.
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.
NixxIt 19532 Center St Castro Valley Recycle Pick-up 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
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.
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
Goodwill (Mountain View) 855 E. El Camino Real Mountain View Recycle Free Drop-off Drop-off at Goodwill Silicon Valley Headquarters at 1080 North 7th St, San Jose. M, W, F 9-3:30pm. No cost. North end of parking lot. For details: https://goodwillsv.org/mattress-recycling/
Mt. Diablo Recycling 1300 Loveridge Road Pittsburg Recycle Drop-off for a 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.
Independent Recycling Services 9039 San Leandro Street Oakland Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, 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
Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) 333 Shoreway Road San Carlos Recycle Free Drop-off
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.
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
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.

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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