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How To Get Rid Of A Mattress In Riverside CA (5 Local Options)


Are you a resident of Riverside or the surrounding areas and looking for a way to get rid of your old mattress? Luckily Riverside has a variety of options available that you can take advantage of. From curbside mattress recycling pick ups to recycling drop off locations.

Below we have listed all of the best options for mattress disposal in the Riverside area.

5 Ways to Get Rid of a Mattress in Riverside

Option #1: A Bedder World Mattress Recycling – Curbside Pick Up


You can easily book and pay for a curbside mattress pick up online on the Bedder World website. The process is easy and cheaper than any of the major junk companies. With over 1 million mattresses recycled to date, you know your mattress is being disposed of in an eco-friendly manner.

Bedder World is not just popular in the Riverside area, as it is also highly popular across the entire West coast thanks to how easy it is to book a pick up online and the eco-friendly aspect.

Once you have made your booking, simply place the mattress outside of your home and the team will come by and grab it.

Option #2: Make A ‘Bulky Items’ Appointment


If you have a number of bulky items in your home, not just a mattress, that you wish to dispose of, then you can easily do so by making use of the Riverside Government’s ‘bulky items’ service that allows you to book to have certain bulky items removed from your home.

As well as this, residents of Riverside can also choose to haul their stuff to the Agua Mansa Transfer Station, from which bulky items will be disposed of in an efficient but planet-friendly manner. 

You will have to call in to book your appointment personally, to help find a time that works.

Once you have made your appointment, all you need to do is make sure that the bulky items are placed curbside outside of your home before 5:30 the next morning.


  • Items do not have a collective size that exceeds 8 feet in length, 4 feet in width, and 4 feet in height.
  • 2 bulky item pick ups per year

The Riverside CA Government also organizes quarterly ‘Bulk Events’ which are held at the Corporation Yard at 8095 Lincoln Avenue. These are large-scale events that allow multiple people to come together to quickly and easily dispose of their bulky goods. These events are usually held from 9 AM to 2PM on the allotted day, allowing plenty of time to gather up your things and bring them to the right location. 


Option #3: ByeByeMattress Directory (mattress recycling drop off locations)


Have a truck and are looking for a place to drop off your mattress? Confused as to where you can take it within the Riverside area? You can easily turn to ‘Bye Bye Mattress’ to find all kinds of helpful resources that will help you find a recycling drop off location to take your mattress to. 

This website has a built-in search engine that allows you to search for the Riverside area to see all places that will actively accept your old mattresses. 

The list of disposal sites and services that will accept your unwanted mattresses is very extensive so you you should be able to find one near you in Riverside.

Option #4: Contact ‘MBC Mattress


MBC Mattress is one of the leading Mattress manufacturers in the Riverside area of California, and they are also willing to accept donations of unwanted mattresses that they can recycle and put to better use than simply dumping the mattress in a landfill. 

This is a great option if you are environmentally conscious, and you also get to directly help out a local business! 

Option #5: Drop At ‘CR&R Waste Services’


CR&R Waste Services is one of the best services specializing in disposing of waste and engaging in proper recycling in all of Riverside.

They can accept mattresses from both residents of Riverside and even mattresses from businesses like hotels, making them a perfect place to turn to if you have to remove multiple mattresses at once.

Just make sure to keep in mind that there is a limit of around 10 units when depending on CR&R Waste Services!

Can I Donate My Mattress?

Many donation centers to not accept mattresses for donation anymore due to sanitary and bed bug concerns. If you want to try to donate your mattress call the donation center first to see what their policy is. We have written a post here on Goodwill’s policies on mattress donations that you can read to get a good understanding of what mattresses are acceptable for donations.

To Wrap Up

There we have it. These are just a few of the most efficient ways in which you can easily dispose of your old mattress in a way that is environmentally conscious.

Each of these methods is easy to access, and will help you to get the mattress off of your hands with minimal stress and minimal effort! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Throw Away A Mattress In California? 

Absolutely. You definitely can throw away a mattress in the state of California in a number of ways.

Just make sure that you do not attempt to throw away your mattress alongside your other trash. 

Can You Take A Mattress To The Local Dump?

Yes, you can take a mattress to the local dump, but there may be a fee, and there may be specialized areas specifically for the mattresses to be dumped in. 

Can a Mattress Be Put In A Dumpster?

No. Under California law, mattresses cannot be disposed of in the same manner as standard trash, such as in trash receptacles or dumpsters!

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