Mattress Recycling

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The City of Santa Cruz, in partnership with the Mattress Recycling Council, now offers FREE mattress recycling for households within the City of Santa Cruz. 

Mattress Man

  • Mattresses must be delivered to the City of Santa Cruz Resource Recovery Facility (RRF), located at 605 Dimeo Lane. (3 miles north of town)
  • RRF hours are Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • **Limit 5 mattresses and/or box springs per visit**
  • The City of Santa Cruz is not providing free pick up service for mattresses
  • This offer is not valid for commercial haulers or commercial entities (motels, etc.)

As part of this program, we are unable to accept:

  • severely damaged, wet, twisted,  or soiled mattresses or box springs
  • items infested with bed bugs
  • mattress pads or toppers
  • sleeping bags
  • pillows
  • car beds
  • juvenile products such as carriages, baskets, cribs, bassinets, dressing tables, strollers, and playpens 
  • infant carriers, lounge pads, or crib bumpers
  • water beds or camping air mattresses
  • fold-out sofa beds

Click here for information on other appliance or bulky items services and annual pickup dates

The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) is a non-profit organization established by the mattress industry and certified by CalRecycle to manage Bye Bye Mattress - the California mattress recycling program. 

City of Santa Cruz Waste Reduction office: 831 420-5591

City of Santa Cruz Resource Recovery Facility: 831 420-6270

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