RECYCLE - Habitat for Humanity ReStore




Did you know that you can now recycle mattresses and paint with ReStore Oakland? That’s right! When you drop off your mattress with us, Mattress Recycling Council will recycle your mattress to create a variety of new products. This includes the springs, which can be melted down in steel mills, and cotton, which can be used for industrial filtering processes. 

where to recycle?

Habitat ReStore Oakland

9235 San Leandro St.
Oakland, CA 94603

No mattress pickups

drop-off hours

Tuesday – Saturday
9:30am – 4:30pm

Drop off up to five mattresses without appointment for free

An appointment is required to drop off 5 or more mattresses

To schedule a drop-off appointment, please call 408-712-5104

recycle mattresses

ReStore Oakland ONLY

  • 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 in the “not eligible” section 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.
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not eligible for drop-off

  • 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 crib mattresses, carriages, baskets, dressing tables, strollers, playpens, infant carriers, lounge pads, crib bumpers
  • Mattress pads or mattress toppers
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sofa beds and futons
  • Collapsible roll-away beds
  • Water beds that contain no upholstery material

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recycle paint

You can also recycle used paint at ReStore Oakland through PaintCare. We accept latex paints, lacquers, stains, and many other paint products, which will be recycled and, among other things, used to make new paint products.

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recycle clothes

recycle clothes

You can also bring used clothing and shoes to our USAgain drop bins at ReStore Oakland, and help provide articles of clothing for people who need them. If you have cardboard or metal that needs to be recycled, just drop it off at ReStore and we will take it to a local recycling plant for a small fee.

recycle with BioLink and The Reuse People

The Oakland Eco Park, where ReStore Oakland is located, is also home to two other reuse organizations: BioLink Depot and The Reuse People. If your business works with scientific equipment, BioLink could use your help. They accept research supplies and donate them to local educators for their classrooms.

The Reuse People offer deconstruction services and accept a variety of building materials. This includes lumber, bricks, roofing, and more. So, if ReStore can’t accept your donation, you always have a few options just a short walk away.

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