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Mattress Recycling 

Did you know that when you purchase a new mattress in the state of California the retailer must provide an option to have your used mattress picked up for recovery at the time of delivery, at no additional cost? PRC § 42992

The Used Mattress Recovery and Recycling Act (2013) established a mattress recycling organization in California.  Senate Bill 254 required manufacturers, renovators, and retailers of mattresses to register with the mattress recycling organization on or before July 1, 2015.  This organization is funded by a recycling charge added to the purchase price of your new mattress.  So next time you buy a new mattress here in Stanislaus County, be sure to take advantage of the options provided to you thanks to the Used Mattress Recovery and Recycling Act!

From 2020-2022 Stanislaus County's Fink Road Landfill collected nearly 17,500 mattresses.  Over 12,621 of those mattresses were Recycled! 

If you have a mattress you need to get rid of and are not purchasing a new one, there are options for you too.  Stanislaus County currently has 2 locations within the county that offer FREE mattress recycling supported by the Mattress Recycling Council and Bye Bye Mattress.  

Fink Road Landfill 

4000 Fink Road,

Crows Landing 95313

(209) 837-4800

M-Sa 8 AM - 4 PM

Turlock Transfer

1200 S. Walnut Rd

Turlock 95380

(209) 668-7274

M-F 8 AM - 5 PM,

Sa 8 AM - 1 PM

Modesto Collection Site 

610 S. Conejo Ave

Modesto, CA 95354

(209) 577-5494

M-Sa 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


  • Adjustable bases not covered in ticking or fabric

  • Air mattresses that contain no upholstery material (such as sampling beds)

  • Car beds

  • Collapsible roll-away beds

  • Fold-out sofa beds

  • Futon frames or bases

  • Juvenile products including carriages, baskets, dressing tables, strollers, playpens, infant carriers, lounge pads, crib bumpers

  • Loose bedding, blankets, or sheets

  • Mattresses infested with bed bugs or other living organisms

  • Metal bed frames

  • Out-of-state mattresses

  • Pillows and cushions

  • Severely damaged, twisted, wet, frozen, or soiled mattresses

  • Sleeping bags 

  • Water beds


Both, the Gilton and Bertolotti transfer stations also accept mattresses for disposal.  Fees will be applied.

Check their pages listed under Garbage Haulers or call prior to your visit for their most updated rates. 


On average, from 2020 - 2022 more than 1,000 mattresses were illegally dumped in Stanislaus County! 
That's almost 3 illegally dumped mattresses EACH DAY! 

Help lower these statistics by utilizing the proper disposal and recycling options made available to you here in Stanislaus County.    

Report Illegal Dumping using the Stanislaus County Customer Service Center by keyword Searching Illegal Garbage Disposal  

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