Past CVSan Recycles Day Collection Events

CVSan residents recycled one hundred eight (108) mattress and box spring sets on April 29, 2017 and seventy-four (74) mattress and box spring sets were collected on April 25, 2015.

Thank you to the Castro Valley Residents, volunteers, and sponsors who made these events possible.

Where Can I Take that Old Mattress?

According to leading advocacy group Californians Against Waste (CAW), only a small percentage of mattresses are recycled each year, despite the fact that 80-90% of all mattress parts can be recycled.  Mattresses do not compact well and take up space in landfills, but do have value from components such as the steel springs and polyurethane foam.

Thanks to CAW and their sponsored bill SB 254, consumers can now drop-off their used mattresses at no cost at participating collection sites and recycling facilities.  Retailers are also now required to offer customers the option of having their used mattress picked up when delivering a new mattress at no additional cost to the customer.  The Mattress Recycling Council was formed by the industry to operate these recycling programs in states that have enacted mattress recycling laws. 

“Bye Bye Mattress” is the mattress recycling program operating in California, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.  Established by law and operated by the nonprofit Mattress Recycling Council, the program uses a recycling fee collected through each mattress and box spring sold to make recycling easier for you.

Visit to search for recycling facilities and collection sites for your old mattresses.  For more information on the California program, please visit

If you cannot take advantage of the Bye Bye Mattress program, CVSan offers an  annual on-call Bulky Goods Pick-Up. Mattresses are accepted within the 7 cu yd limit.  For more information on this program, please click here

CVSan also accepts mattresses at the April Recycles Day event held at Canyon Middle School; please check the Recycles Day webpage as collected items rotate.