Program Updates

Take-Back Required for ALL New Mattress Deliveries in California as of Jan. 1, 2021
Starting Jan. 1, 2021 any retailer that delivers a new mattress to a California consumer must offer to pick up the consumer's discarded mattress at no additional charge regardless of sales format or delivery method. California AB 187 expands the existing pick up requirement to include deliveries made by common carrier that were previously exempt.

Recognizing that pick up is a new requirement for many online mattress sellers and others that were previously exempt, MRC has developed tools to assist with compliance:

A recording of MRC's webinar, "California Mattress Recycling: What Retailers Need to Know," is now available. The webinar discusses changes to the law, retailer obligations and resources. MRC has also provided answers to frequently asked questions about the law update.

MRC’s Commercial Volume Program offers a solution for retailers that collect at least 100 used mattresses or box springs. Participants receive a permanent trailer and transportation for recycling at no cost. Companies that offer delivery through common carriers can coordinate with waste haulers or other parties to pick up old units from consumers within 30 days and deliver those units to any participating Bye Bye Mattress collection site, recycler or other location statewide. Find the sites nearest to you on the locator at

MRC has compiled a list of third-party contractors and transporters that may be able to assist retailers with meeting the new pick up obligations. This list is provided as a service, may not be comprehensive and does not represent endorsement by MRC.

This information and more is available on the retailer take back page of MRC’s website and will be updated regularly as needed. Read more in this article in Furniture Today.

For more information, visit, email MRC at or call MRC at 1-855-229-1691.

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