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.

Annual Reports

According to MRC’s 2019 California Annual Report, more than 83 percent of mattresses discarded in the state in 2019 were diverted from California landfills, up three percentage points from the previous year. This achievement is a testament to the ongoing success of MRC’s statewide mattress recycling program known as Bye Bye Mattress. Since launching in 2016, MRC has increased the number of units collected, pounds of material recycled and percentage of the population with access to the program every year. Learn more in our 2019 California Annual Report. For previous reporting periods, download archived Annual Reports below

2018 2017 2016

Program Budgets

MRC submitted its 2021 Budget to CalRecycle on September 1, 2020 for approval. CalRecycle approved MRC’s 2020 Budget on Oct. 1, 2019. See CalRecycle’s Mattress Product Management CalRecycle’s Mattress Product Management page for more information.

Approved Program Plan

On Oct. 1, 2015 CalRecycle approved the $11 recycling fee and MRC’s budget. Fee collection began on Dec. 30, 2015. Plan approval followed on Jan. 29, 2016.

Legal Obligations for Retailers

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.

Legal Obligations for Producers

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.

Legal Obligations for Renovators

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.