MRC hires program coordinator for Connecticut, Rhode Island

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 […]

How bedding sellers can recycle mattresses in MRC program states

How bedding sellers can recycle mattresses in MRC program states

The Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress program provides no-cost recycling for public and private entities that discard mattresses and box springs that were used and discarded in the state. If you sell mattresses directly to consumers in California, Connecticut or Rhode Island, here’s how you can start recycling the units you take back from […]

Rhode Island Mattress Recycling Program Up and Running

Rhode Island Mattress Recycling Program Up and Running

New law funded through $10 fee for each mattress, box spring On May 1, Rhode Island became the third U.S. state to launch a free mattress recycling program for mattresses and box springs. The program, called Bye Bye Mattress, establishes free collection points in cities and towns across the state. Rhode Island residents can find […]

Rhode Island Approves Mattress Recycling Program

Rhode Island Approves Mattress Recycling Program

Statewide mattress recycling program to begin May 1 The approved plan requires that retailers add a $10 recycling fee to each new or renovated mattress and box spring sold to Rhode Island consumers, who will see the charge as a separate line item on their receipt. Retailers and other businesses selling mattresses will remit those […]

ISPA news release: Rhode Island signs nation’s 2nd mattress recycling bill into law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 16, 2013 Contact: Karin Mahoney kmahoney@sleepproducts.org (703) 683-8371, ex 1131 RHODE ISLAND SIGNS NATION’S SECOND MATTRESS RECYCLING BILL INTO LAW (Alexandria, VA) – On July 15, 2013 Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee signed legislation into law that would create the nation’s second mattress recycling program. The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) […]

Rhode Island holds hearings on mattress recycling

Rhode Island holds hearings on mattress recycling

Chris Hudgins, vice president of government relations for the International Sleep Products Association, testified before the Rhode Island House Environment and Natural Resources Committee March 26 regarding legislation that would set up a recycling program for mattresses in the state. He also testified before the Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee on similar legislation in mid-March. […]