Rid unwanted mattresses and box springs for free in Crescent City with Caltrans


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Crescent City – Caltrans is excited to announce a Clean California Mattress Recycling event in Crescent City, providing an opportunity to dispose of unwanted mattresses, box springs and futon mattresses free of charge.

The event will take place at Humboldt Moving & Storage on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. While mattresses, box springs and futon mattresses will be accepted, please note that futon frames will not be accepted.

Caltrans and Bye Bye Mattress are pleased to offer the community a convenient and cost-free solution to recycle these 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, Humboldt Moving & Storage and the Mattress Recycling Council. Their support underscores a commitment to community well-being and environmental sustainability.

Who: Crescent City area residents

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

When: Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until capacity is reached)

Where: Humboldt Moving & Storage 1528 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City 95531

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:

These vouchers are made possible by Governor Gavin Newsom’s Clean California initiative - a $1.2 billion, multiyear clean-up effort aimed at removing trash, creating jobs, and beautifying public spaces. 

Clean California has funded 319 projects statewide to revitalize and beautify underserved communities, some of which are already complete and now sources of community pride. Projects are improving public spaces, tribal lands, parks, neighborhoods, transit centers, walking paths, streets, roadsides, recreation fields, community gathering spots, and places of cultural importance or historical interest in underserved communities. 

Since launching Clean California in July 2021, Caltrans has removed nearly 2.3 million cubic yards of litter from state highways – or enough to fill about 700 Olympic-size swimming pools.

The program has also created more than 15,000 jobs that have helped Californians overcome barriers to employment and drawn more than 10,000 volunteers to events ranging from community cleanups to large debris collections for appliances, tires, and mattresses. 

For further information, visit CleanCA.com, and please tarp your load. 

For local footage of Clean CA beautification projects in action click here, and for local footage of Clean CA Dump Day events click here