Bye Bye Mattress Program Celebrates 1 Million Recycled Mark

Bye Bye Mattress Program Celebrates 1 Million Recycled Mark

The Mattress Recycling Council has a lot to celebrate. With a successful first year of mattress-recycling programs in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island, MRC’s Bye Bye Mattress program has kept more than 1 million mattresses out of landfills, plus much more, MRC officials said during a program Jan. 24 at the Winter Las Vegas Market […]

News Release: California Mattress Recycling Program Debuts

News Release: California Mattress Recycling Program Debuts

NEWS RELEASE December 30, 2015 Contact: Julia McDowell Office: (703) 888-4146 Cell: (703) 582-0428 jmcdowell@williamswhittle.com STATEWIDE MATTRESS RECYCLING PROGRAM DEBUTS IN CALIFORNIA Allows In-State Retailers No-Cost Drop Off at Participating Recycling Facilities ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, California’s Mattress Stewardship Plan will take effect, making it the second state in the nation to launch a statewide […]

California approves mattress recycling budget and fee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2015 Media Contact: Amanda Wall Office: (571) 482-5431 Cell: (713) 829-7748 awall@mattressrecyclingcouncil.org CALRECYCLE APPROVES MATTRESS RECYCLING COUNCIL’S RECYCLING BUDGET & FEE MATTRESS RECYCLING FEE COLLECTION BEGINS DECEMBER 30, 2015 ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) approved the budget and recycling fee that the […]

MRC session updates industry on implementation of mattress-recycling laws

MRC session updates industry on implementation of mattress-recycling laws

With Connecticut’s mattress-recycling program having been launched in May, and less than six months until programs in California and Rhode Island are anticipated to begin, the Mattress Recycling Council led a seminar at the Summer Las Vegas Market, Aug. 2-6, to assist retailers and manufacturers with understanding the new state laws and how to comply. […]

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. […]

ISPA news for June 2015

North Carolina, Alaska legislation introduced to ban flame retardants Legislation recently introduced in North Carolina would ban organohalogen and organophosphorus flame retardants in “bedding,” which could include mattresses. The legislation also would allow manufacturers of products not containing these restricted flame retardants to label their products as such. In Alaska, legislation has been introduced that […]

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. […]