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 […]

Minneapolis considers push for mattress recycling

The Minneapolis City Council is considering whether to seek statewide mattress-recycling legislation during the upcoming Minnesota legislative session. The current proposal suggests the city would support the introduction of a mattress-recycling bill in 2015, and then push for its enactment in 2016. ISPA has contacted Minnesota officials and is working with them to make sure […]

MRC hires marketing and communications coordinator

The Mattress Recycling Council has hired Amanda Wall to coordinate communications for its recycling programs in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island. MRC is a nonprofit organization created by the International Sleep Products Association to develop mattress recycling programs for these states, which passed mattress-recycling laws in 2013. MRC’s objective is to facilitate mattress recycling in […]

Connecticut approves MRC mattress-recycling plan

Connecticut approves MRC mattress-recycling plan

On Dec. 31, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection approved the Connecticut Mattress Stewardship Plan developed by the Mattress Recycling Council, a non-profit created by the International Sleep Products Association. Connecticut is the first state to work with MRC to implement a statewide mattress-recycling program. The Connecticut recycling plan, which begins May 1, […]

Home décor gets new twist from old bed springs

Home décor gets new twist from old bed springs

Reduce, reuse, redecorate At a time when mattress-recycling legislation is making headlines and states begin addressing the problem of keeping old beds from clogging local landfills and entangling heavy equipment, another movement is afoot. Cottage industries have sprung up—so to speak—around the art of repurposing old springs into shabby-chic home décor. It is fascinating to […]

California radio station tracks discarded ‘Matt the Mattress’

California radio station tracks discarded ‘Matt the Mattress’

What happens to a mattress when it gets kicked to the curb? Curious about such a journey, a Southern California public radio station implanted a tracking device in “Matt the Mattress” after being discarded. Like 60,000 of his brethren each year in Los Angeles County, he was left with the trash for roadside pickup by […]