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

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

Plan Amendments

MRC has proposed an amended plan to update the original, existing plan based on MRC’s experience operating the program.

The following documents are helpful for stakeholders engaged in this process:

Annual Reports

According to MRC’s 2020 California Annual Report, MRC continued to strengthen its California mattress recycling program known as Bye Bye Mattress, worked with local and state leaders to address illegal dumping and took steps to encourage manufacturers to reduce the environmental impact of their processes and products. 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 2020 California Annual Report. For previous reporting periods, download archived Annual Reports below.

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016

Program Budgets

MRC submitted its 2022 Budget to CalRecycle on July 1, 2021 for approval. CalRecycle approved MRC’s 2021 Budget on Nov. 19, 2020. See CalRecycle’s Mattress Product Management 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.