December 31, 2015 - Sacramento, CA – It is free to drop off mattresses and box spring foundations at Sacramento County’s Waste Management and Recycling locations: North Area Recovery Station; and Kiefer Landfill.
Sacramento County residents can learn more about this program by calling, 916-875-5555.
Most mattresses and box spring foundations will be recycled, which is much better for the environment and is one less unwieldy item to go into the landfill. Mattresses that are being hauled from outside of California are not eligible for this no-cost recycling program and will be subject to the landfill’s bulky waste disposal fee. Loads of mattresses collected from mattress retailers or charity thrift locations within California will not be accepted at Kiefer Landfill or the North Area Recovery Facility and must be hauled directly to a mattress recycling facility. Visit http://byebyemattress.com/california for recycling facility locations or more information on the new California program.
“Now there is a much more environmentally friendly way to get rid of these old items through the new California mattress recycling program. Our State is second in the nation to begin a statewide mattress recycling program and Sacramento County is proud to have played a significant role,” said Doug Kobold, County Department of Waste Management & Recycling Program Manager and Co-Chair of the California Mattress Recycling Organization Advisory Committee.
If Sacramento County Waste Management and Recycling customers cannot transport bulky items to the North Area Recovery Station or Kiefer Landfill they can schedule an appointment to have a bulky item pickup of five cubic yards once a year. Each additional pickup is $25. To request a bulky waste pickup, customers can call 916-875-5555 or go online.
Media interview opportunities available:
Tuesday, January 5, 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
North Area Recovery Station, 4450 Roseville Road, North Highlands, CA 95660
Email to schedule media interviews.
For customer billing, rates and service questions: 916-875-5555
Communication and media: Brenda Bongiorno