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Permanent drop-off location will operate two days a week beginning March 23

Crescent City – March 20, 2019 –

Beginning March 23, Humboldt Moving & Storage will accept mattresses and box springs for recycling on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its Crescent City location, the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) announced today. This is in addition to the site’s current hours of operation from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays.

“We’re excited to work with Humboldt Moving & Storage to increase access to mattress recycling in Del Norte County,” said MRC’s Managing Director Mike O’Donnell. “This furthers our efforts to expand the Bye Bye Mattress network and strengthen California’s environmental stewardship.”

Humboldt Moving & Storage – located at 1528 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City – is one of more than 200 collection locations throughout California that accept mattresses and box springs for free. The company has collected an average of 160 units each month from consumers and retailers since its affiliation with MRC’s Bye Bye Mattress Program began in July 2018.

In California, 3.5 million mattresses have been collected and recycled, resulting in the diversion of more than 100 million pounds of foam, steel, wood, cotton and other fibers from landfills since the Bye Bye Mattress Program began in 2016. Recycled materials are used in a wide range of useful new products such as appliances, carpet padding and landscape mulch.

More information about Bye Bye Mattress and mattress recycling can be found at

About Mattress Recycling Council and Bye Bye Mattress

The Mattress Recycling Council was formed by the mattress industry to operate recycling programs (known as Bye Bye Mattress) in states which have enacted mattress recycling laws – California, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Since its inception in 2016, the program has recycled more than 3.5 million mattresses in California through a network of partnerships with local governments, solid waste facilities, nonprofit organizations and small and minority-owned businesses throughout the state. For more information, go to

  1. Tisk, Tisk, Steelhead, such anger. Comments on this forum are much more constructive if a person has something to offer the readers of the CCTimes that does not descend into disrespectful attributes towards someone you disagree with because you have no case. Disrespect more often than not is a sign that you can no longer offer anything of merit in that conversation and wish to end the discussion on what you consider to be a positive for you.

    As far as being able to correct anyone for that matter is a stretch. I do not believe anything was said about my belief being your comment was about California’s recycling program. It, for your information, was about my belief that most people including those that live in California do not discard their old mattresses by the side of the road. It would seem that only the Sacramento Government and possibly you and a few others do not share that belief. Unless you are calling yourself ignorant, not my characterization mind you, I suspect no one in the entire country has had much experience with the proliferation of discarded mattresses by the roadside, even in California. Hence, another California recycling program which takes yet more money out of California’s economy. Only in California and two other states do the state’s government, and it seems you, disrespect the citizen’s mental abilities with regard to mattress disposal and manage to convert it into another expensive recycling boondoggle. (See below)

  2. Keeping in mind that those that purchased the mattresses and boxsprings already paid a recycling fee of $10.50 per item upon purchase, $21.00 for the pair. This money is used to subsidize mattress recycling, so it is not really free. Another big thanks to the state of California, that is if you like the top down control.

      1. Oops, I guess I didn’t mention that in my post? Sorry about that. Spent a summer a few years ago in all those deplorable states from coast to coast traveling the back roads of America and don’t remember seeing a single one of those despicable items discarded along side of the road. Must be a California thing?

          1. Once again, if I may correct you, two States in addition to California, have nanny state governments with the mistaken belief that their citizenry are too stupid to figure out how to dispose of mattresses and box springs properly.
            To correct this oversight, the nanny State of California has elected to collect a fee upon purchase of those items not to pay for their collective disposal at sometime in what could be the distant future, but to do so up front so that the state can create yet another economically nonviable recycling product which is required to be subsidized in order for it to be marketed. That seems to be just about the only way that recycling can continue to waste millions of dollars in this State as well as else where.
            Please don’t try the aluminum can rational, as it is an even bigger flop than the mattress recycling is bound to be.

            1. And once again may I correct you. You think my comment is about Ca. recycling program. It was about discarding a mattress on the side of the road. You said must be a Ca, thing. I say that is an ignorant statement.

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