Mattresses and Box Springs

Alternative ways to recycle
Facility Drop-Off

Never dump mattresses on the side of the road. It’s expensive for public agencies to pick up illegally dumped mattresses.

Drop off a mattress set (one mattress and one box spring) for no charge:

Devlin Road Recycling & Transfer Station
889 Devlin Road, American Canyon | (707) 252-0500

Please note: Customers with multiple mattresses will be charged the regular gate fee.  

Futon mattresses are now included in the recycling program (but not the futon base).  

Or schedule a curbside pickup: Schedule a bulky item pickup today! (Fees apply) For a lot of bulky items, consider our debris box service.

The mattresses and box springs we collect are diverted from landfills and illegal dumping, disassembled at mattress recycling facilities and used to make other useful products like carpet padding, home insulation, new steel, oil filters, garden mulch and biomass fuel. 

Learn more about mattress recycling at

Alternative Ways to Recycle


Take It to a Bye Bye Mattress Location

California state law adds a small fee to the sale of mattresses and box springs that is used to fund their collection and recycling. California residents will receive a $3 reimbursement when they recycle them at participating facilities. Learn more or find a collection site near you.


Check Earth 911

Check Earth 911 to find mattress recycling locations near you! Simply enter the term “mattresses” and your zip code. The nearest mattress recycling center will pop up. 


Call for Pick-Up

There are a couple of independent companies in California that will pick up old mattresses for recycling, such as Bay Area Recycle.

Donate Your Mattress

Consider taking a used mattress or box springs to St. Vincent de Paul. They will not resell mattresses for hygiene reasons, but they will recycle them. For more helpful recycling and reuse tips, read “5 Ways to Donate Your Mattress” by AmeriSleep.

Ways to Reduce

Clean Your Mattress

If you invest in keeping your mattress in good condition, you’re more likely to hold onto it long term or find a new home for it when you’re ready for a new one. Follow these tips to remove dust, stains and deodorize your mattress.

Flip or Rotate Your Mattress

Flipping or rotating your mattress can extend its life and give you a more comfortable sleep experience. Not every mattress can be flipped, but every mattress can be rotated. Learn more from Healthline.

Ways to Reuse

Sell or Give Away

Listing a mattress on Craigslist or Freecycle can save you a trip to the landfill. Old, bulky items can otherwise be difficult or pricy to transport.

Did You Know?

How Mattresses Are Recycled

Fillet the Mattress to Recycle It

St. Vincent de Paul employs workers to fillet or cut apart mattresses using a box cutter. These workers recycle approximately 170,000 mattresses per year. Compared to other mattress parts, material from “T” frame steel box springs is generally sold for the most money and lead to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Polyurethane from used mattresses is often recycled into wall foaming.