Mattress manufacturers and retailers urged to attend Las Vegas seminar on complying with state mattress recycling laws

Mattress manufacturers and retailers urged to attend Las Vegas seminar on complying with state mattress recycling laws

The Mattress Recycling Council, formed by mattress industry trade group the International Sleep Products Association, based in Alexandria, Virginia, will host a Las Vegas Market seminar, Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 1 p.m. (Building B, 16th floor), for retailers, manufacturers and other market attendees. The discussion will cover California, Connecticut and Rhode Island mattress-recycling laws and other topics. […]

Save the date: Mattress Recycling Council information session at Las Vegas Market

Save the date: Mattress Recycling Council information session at Las Vegas Market

The Mattress Recycling Council is hosting an information session about state recycling programs during summer Las Vegas Market. Where:  World Market Center B-16 When: Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1 p.m. Attendees will learn about the Bye Bye Mattress program, the proposed fee and plans for California and Rhode Island, and get an update on the progress of Connecticut’s implementation.  

Connecticut mattress-recycling FAQs

Connecticut mattress-recycling FAQs

How do I explain this fee and program to my customers? The Mattress Recycling Council has developed a receipt attachment and a customer-facing microsite about Connecticut’s mattress recycling program (www.byebyemattress.com). It explains the fee and common questions. To place an order for receipt attachments, contact Amanda Wall, MRC’s marketing and communications coordinator, at awall@mattressrecyclingcouncil.org. MRC […]

Connecticut leads the way on mattress recycling, an issue 20 years in the making

Connecticut leads the way on mattress recycling, an issue  20 years in the making

A message from Ryan Trainer, ISPA president Nearly two years ago, Connecticut enacted the nation’s first mattress-recycling law. That law resulted from the International Sleep Products Association’s effort to negotiate a compromise that addressed the state’s concerns about mattress disposal without unduly burdening our industry. To implement this law, and two others enacted later that year, ISPA […]

MRC videos explain mattress recycling program

For those wanting to know more about the Mattress Recycling Council and how to use its online registration and reporting services, mrcreporting.org, a new three-part online video series can answer those questions and more. The first video explains MRC, why the recycling programs were created and the benefits of recycling your products through the program. […]

A long haul … but well worth the miles logged

A long haul … but well worth the miles logged

This month the state of Connecticut launches the nation’s first mattress-recycling program, a significant step forward for our industry. Reaching it took years of hard work on the part of many; mattress manufacturers, suppliers and retailers alike can take pride in this accomplishment. “An important day like this would not have been possible without the […]

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 […]