Mattress Product Management


California’s Mattress Stewardship Program ensures used mattresses, box springs, and futons are reused, recycled, or properly disposed. CalRecycle oversees the program, which is run by Mattress Recycling Council (MRC), the nonprofit stewardship organization created by mattress manufacturers, renovators, and retailers.

Program News

  • On December 5, 2023, CalRecycle will host a public workshop to solicit public comments regarding potential updates to the state mattress recycling baseline amounts and state mattress recycling goals. Additional information and documents for this workshop will be posted on the public notice.
  • On September 27, 2023, CalRecycle’s director approved Mattress Recycling Council’s 2022 Annual Report and 2024 Program Budget.

Read about the mattress law and regulations, and statewide recycling goals.

Watch a short video about the mattress program.

Mattress Recycling Council (MRC)

The MRC is required to submit:

  • A plan that describes how it will run the program
  • Annual reports summarizing program activities
  • Annual budgets demonstrating how the program is funded each year

The Mattress Recycling Council’s Advisory Committee consults on MRC plans, annual reports, and budgets. 

Where Do I Recycle Mattresses?

2022 Program Highlights

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million mattresses collected since program started in 2016

million mattresses collected in 2022


diverted from landfill through recycling, renovation, and biomass conversion

million pounds of mattress materials diverted


California residents had convenient access to the program within 15 miles of their home

mattress drop-off sites in California

This page is not intended to provide legal determinations or contain a comprehensive list of legal requirements.