California, Rhode Island mattress recycling plans under review

California, Rhode Island mattress recycling plans under review

Mattress recycling has moved one step closer in California and Rhode Island. On July 1, the Mattress Recycling Council submitted mattress-recycling plans to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery and the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. for review. MRC is a nonprofit organization created by the mattress industry to develop and manage mandated […]

Save the date: Mattress Recycling Council information session at Las Vegas Market

Save the date: Mattress Recycling Council information session at Las Vegas Market

The Mattress Recycling Council is hosting an information session about state recycling programs during summer Las Vegas Market. Where:  World Market Center B-16 When: Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1 p.m. Attendees will learn about the Bye Bye Mattress program, the proposed fee and plans for California and Rhode Island, and get an update on the progress of Connecticut’s implementation.  

Connecticut mattress-recycling FAQs

Connecticut mattress-recycling FAQs

How do I explain this fee and program to my customers? The Mattress Recycling Council has developed a receipt attachment and a customer-facing microsite about Connecticut’s mattress recycling program (www.byebyemattress.com). It explains the fee and common questions. To place an order for receipt attachments, contact Amanda Wall, MRC’s marketing and communications coordinator, at awall@mattressrecyclingcouncil.org. MRC […]

Connecticut leads the way on mattress recycling, an issue 20 years in the making

Connecticut leads the way on mattress recycling, an issue  20 years in the making

A message from Ryan Trainer, ISPA president Nearly two years ago, Connecticut enacted the nation’s first mattress-recycling law. That law resulted from the International Sleep Products Association’s effort to negotiate a compromise that addressed the state’s concerns about mattress disposal without unduly burdening our industry. To implement this law, and two others enacted later that year, ISPA […]

MRC videos explain mattress recycling program

For those wanting to know more about the Mattress Recycling Council and how to use its online registration and reporting services, mrcreporting.org, a new three-part online video series can answer those questions and more. The first video explains MRC, why the recycling programs were created and the benefits of recycling your products through the program. […]

Nation’s First Statewide Mattress Recycling Program Debuts In Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2015 Contact: Amanda Wall work: (571) 482-5431 cell: (713) 829-7748 awall@mattressrecyclingcouncil.org Nation’s First Statewide Mattress Recycling Program Debuts In Connecticut Allows Connecticut Residents No-Cost Drop-Off at Participating Collection Sites & Recycling Facilities Alexandria, VA – Today, Connecticut becomes the first state in the nation with a statewide recycling program for […]

Sustainability news briefs

Mississippi mattress-recycling bill dies Legislation introduced in Mississippi to create a statewide mattress-recycling program similar to laws enacted in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island has died because a House committee failed to act on the bill before a legislative deadline. Similar legislation was introduced last year and quickly died, as well. The International Sleep Products […]

Clara joins Mattress Recycling Council

Clara joins Mattress Recycling Council

The Mattress Recycling Council has hired Rodney Clara as its Northern California program coordinator. He is responsible for working with municipalities, retailers and other mattress generators, transporters and recyclers in the region. Clara’s experience includes a 14-year history in the recycling and reuse industry. He began his career with Goodwill Industries as a resource-recovery manager, […]

California proposes regulations for mattress-recycling law

CalRecycle, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, has initiated a rulemaking on proposed regulations to implement the state’s mattress-recycling law. During a stakeholder input period, the International Sleep Products Association worked with CalRecycle to make sure the draft rules reflected the requirements of the law and did not create additional burdens for the […]

MRC reaches out to industry, community

The Mattress Recycling Council is busy engaging with stakeholders as it prepares to launch mattress-recycling programs in three states. MRC recently hosted a booth at the Southern California Waste Management Forum’s annual conference in Pomona, California. More than 150 attendees asked questions about the MRC program created by California Assembly Bill 254 and learned how […]