Have you ever noticed mattresses piling up near trash bins and wondered where they should go? Well, our San Fernando Valley area Corpsmembers just kicked off a new pilot project in partnership with the Mattress Recycling Council and CalRecycle–its Bye Bye Mattress. Once mattresses are collected by LA Sanitation, Corpsmembers load them into a transfer trailer for recycling purposes instead of being taken to a landfill. We are currently diverting an average of 90-110 mattresses per day, definitely reducing the impact on our landfills!
Have a mattress to recycle? Residents can call the City of Los Angeles’ LA Sanitation Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489 at least one day before their regular collection day, so that the bulky item can be collected on the day of their regular refuse collection.