Legislation introduced to improve used mattress recycling in California

Contact: Shelly Sullivan
February 13, 2013
(916) 858-8686


SACRAMENTO, CA –Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) introduced legislation (SB 245) which seeks to promote California mattress recycling in a prudent and balanced manner.

Senator Correa stated, “I am pleased SB 245 balances landfill pressures and environmental and industry concerns. My legislation will incentivize Californians to recycle used mattresses, easing the burden on our landfills and communities, while retaining valuable employers and creating new jobs and business opportunities. I am confident this proposal will create a win-win solution for industry, environmentalists and California consumers.”

Per the legislation, SB 245 will establish a program for the management of used mattresses that will create an economical and practical system for recycling used mattresses, reduce the impact of illegally dumped mattresses, harness existing infrastructure for transporting used mattresses to recyclers, and minimize costs to both government and consumers.

Californians for Mattress Recycling spokesperson, Shelly Sullivan stated, “We applaud Senator Correa for his efforts in recognizing the need for a comprehensive mattress recycling solution that is efficient for industry and consumer friendly. The coalition looks forward to working diligently with Senator Correa and other stakeholders and policymakers on this legislation. Our goal is to create a program that will advance mattress recycling in California and set an example for the rest of the nation.”

Californians for Mattress Recycling is an ad hoc group representing stakeholders united in their support for efficient and practical mattress recycling. For more information contact Shelly Sullivan at (916) 858-8686 or go to: http://www.ca4mattressrecycling.org

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