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. […]

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. […]