Will the Mattress Recycling Council or Bye Bye Mattress pick up my old mattress from my home?
The Mattress Recycling Council or the program does not pick up mattresses from your home. We can recycle the mattresses retailers collect from their customers. Only in California are retailers required by the law to offer to take back old mattresses when delivering new ones.
A retailer didn’t take back my old mattress because it deemed it unacceptable. Can MRC or the store refund my recycling fee?
The fee is not refunded when a retailer refuses to pick up an old mattress. The law requires retailers to collect the recycling fee on any mattress and box spring sale to fund the state’s mattress recycling program. The law also allows retailers to refuse units that pose extreme health or safety risks to their employees or other products.
Contaminated mattresses posing a health or safety hazard are not eligible for recycling through the program. Contact your city or town for advice on how to dispose of your mattress as solid waste.
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A delivery or set up fee for new products may still apply. Units that pose extreme health or safety risks may be refused.