Rid unwanted mattresses, futons and box springs for free in McKinleyville with Caltrans


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McKinleyville – Caltrans is excited to announce a Clean California Dump Day in McKinleyville, providing an opportunity to dispose of unwanted mattresses, futons and box springs free of charge.

The event will take place at Pierson Park in McKinleyville on Saturday, January 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Caltrans and Bye Bye Mattress are pleased to offer the community a convenient and cost-free solution to dispose of large items responsibly. This event helps residents clear out their homes, encourages environmentally conscious waste disposal practices, and reduces illegal dumping.

The event is made possible through the collaboration of Caltrans Clean California, McKinleyville Community Services District, Humboldt Moving and Storage, and the Mattress Recycling Council. Their support underscores a commitment to community well-being and environmental sustainability.

Who: McKinleyville residents

What: Clean California Dump Day (mattresses, futons and box springs)

When: Saturday, January 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until capacity is reached)

Where: Pierson Park, 1608 Picket Road, McKinleyville

Tips for securing your load

  • Completely cover loads with tarps or cargo nets. Debris can escape from gaps.
  • Remove loose material and trash before driving.
  • Don't overload – keep materials level with your truck bed.
  • Put light items lower, and tie large items to the vehicle for traffic safety.


Brenda.Rose@dot.ca.gov or call (707) 572-7266

About the campaign:

Clean California Community Dump Day events are made possible through Governor Gavin Newsom's Clean California initiative, a sweeping $1.2 billion, multiyear clean-up effort led by Caltrans to remove trash, create thousands of jobs, and engage communities to transform public spaces.

Since launching Clean California in July 2021, Caltrans and local partners have removed an estimated 1.86 million cubic yards of litter from state highways – a trash pile that would be more than 370 times taller than Mount Whitney (14,505 feet, the state’s highest peak). The program has created more than 4,000 jobs that have helped Californians overcome barriers to employment, including 357 people experiencing homelessness, and drawn more than 10,000 volunteers to events ranging from community cleanups to large debris collections for appliances, tires, and mattresses.

Visit CleanCA.com to learn more about how Clean California is transforming communities and educating the public.

This news release was updated Dec. 28 to reflect that futons will be accepted at the Large Item Dump Day event.