ISPA and MRC Address Mattress Recycling Issues on Global Stage

ISPA and MRC Address Mattress Recycling Issues on Global Stage

Mattress recycling is a growing issue worldwide. This January, leaders of the International Sleep Products Association and the Mattress Recycling Council had an opportunity at IMM, an international interiors show, in Cologne, Germany, to connect and share best practices with representatives of recycling programs in other countries. The German mattress industry association traditionally has hosted […]

Bye Bye Mattress Program Celebrates 1 Million Recycled Mark

Bye Bye Mattress Program Celebrates 1 Million Recycled Mark

The Mattress Recycling Council has a lot to celebrate. With a successful first year of mattress-recycling programs in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island, MRC’s Bye Bye Mattress program has kept more than 1 million mattresses out of landfills, plus much more, MRC officials said during a program Jan. 24 at the Winter Las Vegas Market […]

Mattress Recycling Programs Create Successful Solutions

Mattress Recycling Programs Create Successful Solutions

Twenty months. Three statewide, sustainable mattress-recycling programs. One million-plus beds kept out of landfills. It adds up to a winning combination. BY JULIE A. PALM Three new statewide recycling programs in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island have recycled more than 1 million mattresses and box springs in less than two years—a significant achievement for the […]

CalRecycle Conducting Inspections

CalRecycle Conducting Inspections

If you sell in California, make sure you are registered with the Mattress Recycling Council Created in 2015 by California’s Used Mattress Recovery & Recycling Act, the Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress recycling program requires mattress manufacturers to register their company and brands or Uniform Registry Numbers with MRC. All registered manufacturers, brands and […]

Rhode Island Mattress Recycling Program Up and Running

Rhode Island Mattress Recycling Program Up and Running

New law funded through $10 fee for each mattress, box spring On May 1, Rhode Island became the third U.S. state to launch a free mattress recycling program for mattresses and box springs. The program, called Bye Bye Mattress, establishes free collection points in cities and towns across the state. Rhode Island residents can find […]

Get Financial Help for Collecting Dumped Mattresses

California agencies responsible for picking up illegally dumped mattresses from public right of ways can apply for financial help from the Mattress Recycling Council. MRC has allocated $750,000 to fund this effort for 2016. Eligible entities that wish to receive reimbursement, such as California local governments, certain permitted solid-waste facilities, and authorized solid-waste operations, must […]

Rhode Island Approves Mattress Recycling Program

Rhode Island Approves Mattress Recycling Program

Statewide mattress recycling program to begin May 1 The approved plan requires that retailers add a $10 recycling fee to each new or renovated mattress and box spring sold to Rhode Island consumers, who will see the charge as a separate line item on their receipt. Retailers and other businesses selling mattresses will remit those […]

News Release: California Mattress Recycling Program Debuts

News Release: California Mattress Recycling Program Debuts

NEWS RELEASE December 30, 2015 Contact: Julia McDowell Office: (703) 888-4146 Cell: (703) 582-0428 jmcdowell@williamswhittle.com STATEWIDE MATTRESS RECYCLING PROGRAM DEBUTS IN CALIFORNIA Allows In-State Retailers No-Cost Drop Off at Participating Recycling Facilities ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, California’s Mattress Stewardship Plan will take effect, making it the second state in the nation to launch a statewide […]

California approves mattress recycling budget and fee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2015 Media Contact: Amanda Wall Office: (571) 482-5431 Cell: (713) 829-7748 awall@mattressrecyclingcouncil.org CALRECYCLE APPROVES MATTRESS RECYCLING COUNCIL’S RECYCLING BUDGET & FEE MATTRESS RECYCLING FEE COLLECTION BEGINS DECEMBER 30, 2015 ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) approved the budget and recycling fee that the […]

MRC session updates industry on implementation of mattress-recycling laws

MRC session updates industry on implementation of mattress-recycling laws

With Connecticut’s mattress-recycling program having been launched in May, and less than six months until programs in California and Rhode Island are anticipated to begin, the Mattress Recycling Council led a seminar at the Summer Las Vegas Market, Aug. 2-6, to assist retailers and manufacturers with understanding the new state laws and how to comply. […]

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