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Orange County Landfills Offer Free Mattress Recycling
The County of Orange Waste and Recycling (OCWR) has teamed up with the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) to offer free commercial and residential mattress recycling at OC's landfills through the Bye Bye Mattress program. Beginning September 2020, OCWR will no longer bury the mattresses it receives from hauler's curbside bulky item pick-ups and those dropped off at the Frank R. Bowerman (commercial only), Prima Deshecha (commercial and public) and Olinda Alpha landfills (commercial and public). The MRC's Bye Bye Mattress program allows the County to curate mattresses on-site for recycling, saving valuable landfill capacity, a critical resource in today's local waste management system. To participate in the program, residents may contact CR&R for a free bulky item pick up, or take items directly to the Olinda Alpha or Prima Deshecha landfills. Most standard mattresses and box springs will be accepted and must be separated from trash. Please see the OC Landfill Free Mattress Recycling Flyer (PDF) for additional information.