The Mattress Recycling Council, which operates Connecticut and Rhode Island’s Bye Bye Mattress recycling programs, has hired Kate Caddy as Northeast program coordinator. She replaces Justine Fallon, who recently was promoted to MRC’s operations manager.
Based in Connecticut, Caddy serves as the primary point of contact for Connecticut and Rhode Island collection sites and recycling participants. She is responsible for a variety of program tasks, including working with recyclers and haulers, expanding the mattress recycling collection network, and conducting public outreach and education about mattress recycling.
Previously, Caddy worked for five years in quality and regulatory affairs for Henkel Corp. and spent more than two years in environmental services with several Connecticut-based environmental organizations. Other roles have given her experience ensuring compliance with various domestic and international regulations, remaining current on industrial regulations and conducting various site visits for enforcement and cleanup purposes. Caddy holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Colby-Sawyer College and a master’s degree in environmental studies from Antioch University of New England.
“Kate demonstrates a strong passion for environmental concerns and has robust experience in ensuring law and regulatory compliance on local, state and federal levels,” said Mike O’Donnell, managing director of MRC. “We are pleased to have her join our team and look forward to expanding the program to more communities throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island.”
MRC is a nonprofit organization formed by the mattress industry to operate recycling programs in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island that have enacted state mattress recycling laws. The state programs are funded by a recycling fee that is collected when a mattress or box spring is sold. The fees pay for the transportation and recycling of the mattresses.