Mattress Recycling Council or the Program does not pick-up mattresses from your home.
We can recycle the mattresses your retailer collects for free.
Only in California are retailers required by the law to offer to take back old mattresses when delivering new ones.
How do you dispose of mattresses?
Dispose of your mattress in a safe and responsible way:
- Ask the store where you bought your new mattress to pick up your old set when they deliver the new one.
- Call your local municipality, sanitation department or garbage collector.
- Refer to Bye Bye Mattress’ directory of recyclers for a location near you.
When should you throw out a mattress?
If your mattress is in decent condition, consider donation—the ideal method of mattress disposal. Let’s talk numbers: According to the Mattress Recycling Council, or MRC (and yes, that’s a real thing), between 15 and 20 million mattresses are thrown away every year.
How much does it cost to get rid of a mattress?
Using a recycling service, you can usually expect to pay $20 to $40 fee for each mattress. Disposing of a mattress through a junk removal service can cost anywhere from $100 to $150, based on the above factors.
Do mattress companies take old mattresses?
Prices vary, and you’ll have to do some extra work, like wrapping it tightly in plastic, if you suspect your old mattress has bed bugs. Have your new mattress company haul your old one away: Many mattress companies will haul your old mattress away to recycle it when they deliver your new one.
Does Waste Management pickup mattresses?
To schedule a bulky goods pick up, please contact Waste Management at 1(800) DUMPSTER or (760) 439-2824 at least 24 hours in advance of your regular collection day, as pick up will occur on your collection day. E-Waste may also be dropped off at one of Waste Management’s recycle centers.
Can you put a mattress in a dumpster?
You cannot throw a mattress in a dumpster unless it is allowed in your service area. In some cases, there may be a fee for each mattress to cover the cost of breaking them down before they’re either recycled or landfilled.