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 […]

Justine Fallon joins Mattress Recycling Council as program coordinator

Justine Fallon joins Mattress Recycling Council as program coordinator

Justine Fallon has joined the Mattress Recycling Council as MRC’s Northeast program coordinator. In this new position, Fallon will act as a liaison between mattress collection sites, transporters and recyclers. “We are excited to welcome Justine to the MRC team,” said Ryan Trainer, president of both MRC and the International Sleep Products Association. “With years […]

Mattress Recycling Council releases educational videos

Mattress Recycling Council releases educational videos

The Mattress Recycling Council, a nonprofit organization formed by the International Sleep Products Association, has released three videos that provide retailers in Connecticut, California and Rhode Island the basic information they need about new recycling laws as preparations for launching mattress-recycling programs in those states move ahead. Connecticut is the first state to implement its […]

What is the Mattress Recycling Council?

What is the Mattress Recycling Council?

The Mattress Recycling Council is a nonprofit organization established by the mattress industry to create and manage state-level recycling programs. Using fees that retailers collect from consumers, MRC contracts with service providers to collect and recycle mattresses. The MRC board members, who serve staggered two-year terms, are Ryan Trainer, International Sleep Products Association; Catherine Lyons, […]

Mattress-recycling stats

35 to 40 million new mattresses and foundations are sold annually in the United States. At least 15 to 20 million mattresses and foundations are discarded annually in the United States. Discarded mattresses currently are sent to recyclers, landfills and incinerators, used furniture stores and charities, and renovators. Source: Mattress Recycling Council For more information […]

News release: Mattress Recycling Council to hold drop-in Q&A session in Las Vegas

News release: Mattress Recycling Council to hold drop-in Q&A session in Las Vegas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2014 Contact: Shelly Sullivan (916) 858-8686 Mattress Recycling Council to Hold Drop-in Q&A Session at Las Vegas Market for Mattress Retailers and Manufacturers (Alexandria, VA) – The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) is hosting an informal mattress recycling Q&A session during the Las Vegas Market in the ISPA Lounge, Building B, […]

Connecticut producers and retailers must join MRC

Public Act 13-42, enacted in Connecticut in May 2013, requires the mattress industry to establish a mattress-recycling program in the state. To meet this requirement, the International Sleep Products Association created a nonprofit organization, Mattress Recycling Council. MRC serves as the organization required by the law to plan and implement that state’s mattress-recycling program. Public […]