Illegal Dumping

Working to Stop Illegal Mattress Dumping 


Illegal dumping of mattresses hurts communities and the environment. We provide options to help address this problem and educate the public about the right way to dispose of a used mattress.

Leading the Development of Solutions 


We lead efforts to curb illegal dumping by investing in community outreach initiatives and collaborative problem-solving to address this persistent problem. 

Making an Investment

We invest $1 million annually to fund the Illegally Dumped Mattress Collection Initiative in California. This program works with a network of partners to collect data on illegally dumped mattresses and then target affected communities for support.

Creating Awareness

We sponsor a public service announcement about illegal mattress dumping that has been aired over 3,000 times and has more than three million views.

Industry-Leading Resources

We provide outreach material to help local governments educate residents about the right way to dispose of a used mattress and how to access our no-cost recycling program.

Funding New Solutions

We dedicate resources to implement and fund workable intervention solutions.

Working Together

We participate in local and state task forces focused on addressing illegal dumping.

Sharing and Discussing

We host interactive workshops to discuss the root causes of illegal dumping, the effectiveness of past mitigation efforts and develop potential new interventions.

Cleaning Up Neighborhoods

We support projects to address hotspots and help communities prevent illegal dumping.

Hosting Events

We engage communities working to mitigate illegal dumping by hosting mattress collection events and increasing outreach efforts in affected areas.

Contact Us 


For more information about our efforts to address illegal mattress dumping or to participate in MRC’s Illegally Dumped Mattress Collection Initiative in California, please email Taylor Grimes.