Mattress Recycling Initiative

Before the year 2015 ends, the state of California has joined forces with two other states in an initiative to recycle second hand mattresses as well as box springs. The program was termed as Bye Bye Mattress and it will help residents from California to leave their old mattresses into the designated collection sites that are part of the program. Selected recycling facilities also participated as drop-off points. These drop-off transactions are all free.

If you are living in Idyllwild, the closest collection point wherein you could leave your used mattresses and box springs is the CR&R waste site which is located in Perris. The address is 1760 Goetz Road. If you want to know more about other collection points, check out the list at

Local residents who are interested to participate may also leave their used mattresses at the Idyllwild Transfer Station. According to the senior regional vice president of CR&R, Alex Braicovich, the waste site does not have the means to recycle the mattresses at the site but it will still participate as a collection point for free of charge.

This recycling initiative, Bye Bye Mattress, is the brainchild of the Mattress Recycling Council which is a nonprofit organization. This was established by the mattress industry itself in order to develop as well as lead all the recycling program that is required by the law announced last 2013.

According to a statement released by the president of Mattress Recycling Council, Ryan Trainer, the program itself is a cost-effective way in order to answer the long standing problem. The program which was started in California was made possible with the use of the waste-collection sites that are already in operation.

As of today, the program has around 40 solid-waste sites that are included in the list of participating collection points. The Council is expecting that the number will continue to rise in the early months of 2016. The Council is also working to create partnerships with hotels and mattress retailers and universities in order to divert their used mattresses to the program instead of the solid-waste stream.

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