California

California State Law and Regulations


California State Law and Regulations

Chapter 388, Statutes of 2013 [Hancock, SB 254] set forth the requirements of the statewide Mattress Stewardship Program. Chapter 371, Statutes of 2014 [Hancock, SB 1274] clarified definitions, report submittals and record keeping requirements. Chapter 673, Statutes of 2019 [Garcia, AB 187] amended definitions, plan, budget and annual reporting components, and added additional baseline and goal requirements. CalRecycle also issued the Code of Regulations for the Used Mattress Recovery and Recycling Program.

Approved Program Plan

The program plan explains how MRC will operate and administer a program that is compliant with California’s law. The most recent version of the plan was approved by CalRecycle on March 29, 2023.

Annual Reports

MRC’s 2022 Annual Report describes the program’s continued expansion and the steps taken to provide mattress recycling throughout California, the status of research projects aimed at finding new and better uses for mattress materials, and the outcomes of our efforts to assist communities with mitigating illegal dumping. For previous reporting periods, download archived Annual Reports below.

2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018

Program Budgets

CalRecycle approved MRC’s 2023 budget on Sept. 20, 2022 and the 2024 budget on Sept. 27, 2023.

See CalRecycle’s Mattress Product Management page for more information.

Legal Obligations

Obligations vary depending on what role a company plays in the manufacturing, distribution, sale or renovation of mattresses and box springs. Businesses not complying with the law can be prohibited from selling their products in California and face financial penalties.