Mattresses & Box Springs

Alternative ways to recycle
On-Call/Bulky Item Collection Blue Line Transfer

Clean/dry mattresses (including futons) and box springs can be picked up through the On-Call/Bulky Item Collection Program.  They can also be taken to Blue Line Transfer Station or any Bye Bye Mattress Program location. Fees may apply. Blue Line Transfer will accept up to 4 units for no charge from residential customers. They must be all that is disposed and cannot be delivered using a commercial vehicle.

Businesses: Contact the Bye Bye Mattress to learn about their commercial recycling program. 

Alternative Ways to Recycle


Take It to a Bye Bye Mattress Location

California state law adds a small fee to the sale of mattresses and box springs that is used to fund their collection and recycling. California residents will receive a $3 reimbursement when they recycle them at participating facilities. Learn more or find a collection site near you.


Donate to St. Vincent de Paul

Consider taking a used mattress or box springs to St. Vincent de Paul. They will not resell mattresses for hygiene reasons, but they will recycle them.

Did You Know?

How Mattresses Are Recycled

Fillet the Mattress to Recycle It

St. Vincent de Paul employs workers to fillet or cut apart mattresses using a box cutter. These workers recycle approximately 170,000 mattresses per year. Compared to other mattress parts, material from “T” frame steel box springs is generally sold for the most money and lead to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Polyurethane from used mattresses is often recycled into wall foaming.