mattress recycling

Did you know that the foam, steel, wood, and cotton from old mattresses can be recycled and turned into everyday products? Up to 80% of an old mattress can be recycled!

The Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley ReStores have partnered with The Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress Program to establish a permanent mattress drop-off location at the Habitat ReStore in Oakland.

Help ReStore save all those usable materials from a landfill by recycling your used mattress today! Just stop on by, drop your mattress with our staff, and we will take care of the rest!

  • Drop off up to five mattresses without appointment for free
  • An appointment is required to drop offs 5 or more mattresses. To schedule a drop off appointment, please call 510-803-3350

What can be recycled?

  • Mattresses: which are defined to include any sleep surface covered with ticking or fabric that contains resilient material, such as steel innersprings, foam, fiber, or other filling or upholstery materials, used alone or in combination, regardless of size or shape, except for those products listed below.
  • Box springs (also commonly called Foundations): which are defined to include a ticking- or fabric-covered structure used to support a mattress or sleep surface, and may be comprised of a frame, foam, springs or other structure, or other materials, used alone or in combination, and includes both adjustable bases or foundations and stationary foundations.
  • Used and renovated Mattresses or Box springs

Products that are NOT eligible for free drop-off include:

  • Items that are wet, heavily soiled or infested with bedbugs
  • Air mattresses that contain no upholstery material (such as camping beds)
  • Car beds
  • Cushions (such as from chairs, couches or patio furniture)
  • Juvenile products including, carriages, baskets, dressing tables, strollers, playpens, infant carriers, lounge pad, crib bumpers
  • Mattress pads
  • Mattress toppers
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sofa beds and futons
  • Collapsible roll-away beds
  • Water beds that contain no upholstery material

For more information on the event and mattress recycling, visit

8 comments on “Mattress Recycling at ReStore Oakland”

  1. 1
    Laura on May 24, 2019

    What is the times I can drop off a mattress this weekend please

  2. 2
    Aidan Kelly Lowenstein on May 24, 2019

    Hi Laura,

    Drop off hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:30am to 5:30pm.

    Thanks for recycling with the Habitat ReStore in Oakland!

  3. 3
    Ira on June 18, 2019

    Hi, I’ve scheduled a pickup on July 2nd of a washer and dryer as well as a dining table. Can I include my mattress in that pickup? There is no option for a mattress donation in the list of options in the booking sheet.

  4. 4
    Aidan Kelly Lowenstein on June 19, 2019

    Hi Ira,

    Unfortunately, we cannot pick up mattresses, but we do greatly appreciate your other donations.

    Thanks for asking!

  5. 5
    Bill Wu on July 1, 2019

    Can I drop off a recliner at your Oakland location?

  6. 6
    Aidan Kelly Lowenstein on July 1, 2019

    You sure can, Bill!

    Thanks for supporting Habitat for Humanity with the ReStore!

  7. 7
    Jessica Luna on July 15, 2019

    Is some one at the drop off to help with unloading mattresses?

  8. 8
    Aidan Kelly Lowenstein on July 15, 2019

    Hi Jessica,

    We do not have a full time staff member at the unloading area, but if you are dropping off during our operating hours (Monday – Saturday: 9:30am to 5:30pm), there will likely be a volunteer to help you.

    If there is not a ReStore team member at the unloading zone, feel free to leave your mattress in our mattress receiving area.

    Thanks for recycling with ReStore!

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