The Used Mattress Recovery and Recycling Act from 2014 was created for the mattress industry to collect and recycle mattresses to divert them from going to landfills and being dumped illegally in the community. The Mattress Recycling Council (MCI) was created as California’s Mattress Stewardship Program to ensure mattresses, box springs, and futons, are reused, recycled, and properly disposed. ByeBye Mattress is the mattress and recycling program operating in California and was established to make recyling easier in communities and to do good for the environment.
RecycleMore has teamed up with Republic Services along with the Bye Bye Mattress Program, to allow residents of West Contra Costa County to drop-off old unwanted mattresses, box springs, or futons.
During normal business hours, residents of West Contra Costa County (Richmond, Hercules, Pinole, San Pablo, El Cerrito, Bayview, East Richmond Heights, El Sobrante, Montalvin Manor, North Richmond, Rollingwood, and Tara Hills), may drop off mattresses, at the permanent facilty:
Dates: Wednesday to Saturday
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: West County Resource Recovery (WCRR) Facility, 101 Pittsburg Ave., Richmond, CA
Limit: 3 Items per month
Cost: No Cost
Valid identification is required.
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In addition, RecycleMore and Republic Services have 3 Mattress Collection Events during the summer months (usually June, August, and September) at temporary locations for residents of the RecycleMore communty. Please check the RecycleMore Upcoming Events website page for events available:
To find out more about Mattress Product Management, the law and regulations, and recycling goals, at the state level, access the CalRecycle website page.
Mattress Collections in West Contra Costa County
Here are the number of mattresses/box springs that have been collected over the last three (3) years from the RecycleMore Collection Events as well as those dropped off at the HHW Facility.
2023 = 493 YTD Q1
2022 = 3,764
2021 = 4,303 Total