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

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.

2022 Proposed Amended Plan

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:

Status of Amended Plan

  • Following stakeholder input, a draft amended plan was submitted to CalRecycle on April 25, 2022. CalRecycle issued an RFA requesting additional information.
  • An updated draft in response to the RFA was submitted on Sept. 14, 2022.
Annual Reports

MRC’s 2021 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.

2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016

Program Budgets

MRC submitted the 2023 program budget to CalRecycle on July 1, 2022 for approval. CalRecycle has 90 days to review and issue a decision. 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.