WPWMA Lincoln facility accepts unwanted mattresses & box springs from public for free


The facility recycles them using the Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress program

Roseville, CA – Western Placer Waste Management Authority (WPWMA) join a growing list of Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) Bye Bye Mattress program group site participants.

Starting February 1, 2023, the WPWMA will be accepting old mattresses and box springs from the public daily for free. Residents may bring their items to WPWMA, located at 3195 Athens Ave., Lincoln, CA 95648, during the following business hours: 7 AM to 5 PM on weekdays and 8 AM to 5 PM on weekends.

The whole year

“At WPWMA, we are constantly striving to make recycling and disposal easier for our community, and partnering with Bye Bye Mattress will certainly do just that,” said Ken Grehm, WPWMA Executive Director. “When the WPWMA has hosted free mattress delivery events over the past few years, it has been met with great enthusiasm and so we are now pleased to offer free mattress delivery at our facility 365 days a year.”

The recycled mattress through the Bye Bye Mattress Program is broken down into four main components – steel, foam, fiber and wood – which are used to make hundreds of new products such as carpet padding, structural rebar, insulation, filters and mulch.

How is it funded?

The program is funded by a $10.50 recycling fee collected when a mattress or box spring is purchased in California. The fees are used to set up free drop-off sites and collection events across the state, transfer collected units from these sites to companies that break up the discarded products, and eventually recycle the materials. Other portions of the fee are earmarked for combating illegal dumping and research efforts improving recycling and component material recycling.

“We are grateful to all of the solid waste facilities, local businesses, and nonprofits that join our collection network and help us make used mattress recycling easier for residents,” said Mike O’Donnell, MRC Managing Director. “This wonderful network brings together more than 1.5 million mattresses each year that are recycled here in California.”

In addition to using participating collection sites, residents who receive a new mattress should ask their retailer about retrieving their old mattress. Visit ByeByeMattress.com to learn more.

Learn more about the Western Waste Management Authority at Placer wpwma.ca.gov.

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