As of January 2018, California State Law requires retailers to collect a $10.50 “recycle fee” on each mattress, box spring, foundation, and base sold. This recycling fee is “per piece” so if your box spring or foundation comes in two pieces, the fee will be charged for each piece. The state approved the amount of the fee and it is not set or controlled by the retailer.
The fee funds the state’s mattress recycling program, which is administered by the Mattress Recycling Council.
The state law requires retailers to collect a recycling fee on each mattress and box spring sold. The amount of the fee was approved by the state and is not set or controlled by individual retailers. The fee funds the state’s recycling program.
Even if you aren’t parting with your mattress right now, a mattress doesn’t last forever, and will eventually be discarded. The program uses a network of participating cities, towns, retailers, recyclers and other organizations to collect, transport and properly recycle your old mattress.
Yes, state law requires retailers to collect this fee on any mattress and box spring sale to fund the state’s mattress recycling program.
You may receive a modest financial incentive if you drop off your used mattress or box springs at a designated recycling location.
Yes, all mattresses originating in participating states are eligible for no-cost recycling, regardless of when they were purchased.
No, state law requires retailers to collect this fee on any mattress and box spring sale to fund the state’s mattress recycling program. Contaminated mattresses posing a health or safety hazard are not eligible for recycling through the program.
The old mattresses and/or box springs are dismantled and the steel, foam, fabric, and wood are separated and used to make new products. To learn more about mattress recycling visit Mattress Recycling Council.