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Free Mattress Recycling

Starting January 6th, 2016 the statewide recycling program for used mattresses and box springs called “Bye Bye Mattress” will be launched in California. “Bye Bye Mattress” is a program administered by the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC), a non-profit organization created to develop and manage the mattress recycling program.

In Santa Barbara, MarBorg Industries has initiated a contract with the Mattress Recycling Council that allows residents to drop off their old mattresses* at the C&D Facility, located at 119 N Quarantina, free of charge*. All mattresses are included EXCEPT futon, crib or couch mattresses.

Rather than being disposed of in a landfill, these mattresses will be collected by the Mattress Recycling Council from MarBorg Industries and taken to a recycling facility in Santa Maria where 95% of the material will be recovered!

*How is this program provided for free?

On October 1, 2015, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) approved the proposed budget and recycling fee for California's new Mattress Recycling Program.  Beginning December 30, 2015, mattress retailers and other sellers must collect an $11 recycling fee on each mattress or box spring sold to California end-users.

The fees will be used to fund mattress collection, transportation and recycling services throughout California. The program will also create a network of collection sites for California residents, hotels, universities, hospitals and military bases and will support a fund to help communities battle illegal dumping.

For more information about “Bye Bye Mattress” see the website

For more information about the Mattress Recycling Council see their website

For more information about MarBorg Industries see their website

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2018
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