CA Pub Res Code Section 42985


The Legislature finds and declares both of the following:


In order to reduce illegal dumping, increase recycling, and substantially reduce public agency costs for the end-of-life management of used mattresses, the Used Mattress Recovery and Recycling Act is hereby established by this chapter to require manufacturers of mattresses sold in this state to develop, finance, and implement a convenient and cost-effective program to recover and recycle used mattresses generated in this state.


The program developed and implemented by manufacturers of mattresses sold in this state shall strive for the maximum feasible level of recovery and recycling of used mattresses generated in support of the statewide goal that at least 75 percent of all solid waste be recycled by January 1, 2020.


It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this chapter that consumers have the opportunity to drop off their used mattresses free of charge and that this chapter will not undermine existing used mattress recycling, resale, refurbishing, and reuse operations that are in compliance with state and federal law.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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