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 of experience in solid waste and recycling programs, local outreach, contracting and vendor communications, Justine’s skill set is just what we need to develop and launch the Connecticut mattress-recycling program. Her expertise will help us establish robust and successful mattress-recycling options for Connecticut residents.”
MRC filed its Connecticut plan with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection on July 1 as required by law. Once approved by DEEP, the Connecticut program will be administered by MRC with DEEP’s oversight.
The program will be funded by a visible point-of-purchase fee that retailers will collect from consumers. MRC has proposed a $9 recycling fee for each mattress and foundation unit sold in the state. The fee is subject to Connecticut sale tax. DEEP has 90 days to review MRC’s proposed plan and fee for compliance with state law.
Visit the MRC website for more information about state implementation timelines and the latest legislative developments in mattress recycling.