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Date(s) - 11/15/2018
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Residents of Calaveras and Tuolumne counties  are invited to drop off those used, unwanted mattresses and box springs at a free mattress collection event Thursday, Nov. 15, held in partnership with the Greater Valley Conservation Corps and the Bye Bye Mattress Program.

When it comes to mattress recycling, California has become a national leader. In just the past two years, over 2 million used mattresses and box springs have been collected, resulting in more than 70 million pounds of steel, fiber, wood and foam being diverted from state landfills.


Established by law and operated by the non-profit Mattress Recycling Council, the Bye Bye Mattress Program uses a recycling fee collected on each mattress and box spring sold in the state. The fee is used to establish free drop-off locations and collection events throughout the state, then transport collected units from these sites to companies that dismantle old mattresses, and recycle the materials. Whether a city picks up your discarded mattress at curbside, a retailer takes it back with your new mattress purchase, or you drop it off at a collection location, Bye Bye Mattress diverts your old mattress from waste to recycling. California landfills are less crowded as old mattresses are recycled into new, useful products. Visit or call 1-855-700-9973 for more information or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.