Entries by Amanda Wall

Connecticut Says Hello to Bye Bye Mattress

Today, Connecticut becomes the first state in the nation with a statewide recycling program for used mattresses and box springs. The program, known as Bye Bye Mattress, is administered by the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC), a non-profit organization created by the mattress industry to develop and manage the state mattress recycling program mandated by law […]

Customer Education Materials Now Available

As MRC nears the May 1 launch of Connecticut’s Mattress Recycling Program, it is beginning to roll out its customer education materials. The general public will know the Connecticut Mattress Recycling Program as Bye Bye Mattress. This customer-facing identity is being reinforced by a microsite (byebyemattress.com), PSAs, online advertising and a media relations campaign. The […]

Rhode Island Mattress Producers & Importers Must Join MRC by July 1, 2015

Rhode Island Code 23-90, which established the statewide mattress recycling program, requires that mattress producers and importers that sell, or offer mattresses for sale, to Rhode Island end users must join the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) by July 1, 2015. To join MRC, register at www.mrcreporting.org. To read the full announcement, click here. Rhode Island’s […]

What California Mattress Retailers Need to Know

At this time retailers are encouraged to register with MRC at mrcreporting.org. California’s plan is still being developed and it will be submitted to CalRecycle in July. Once it is approved, MRC will announce the recycling fee and further details about its collection and remittance. Meanwhile, click here to learn more about the other obligations […]

California Mattress Producers & Renovators Urged to Register with MRC

Mattress producers (manufacturers and importers) and renovators that do business in California and fail to register with the Mattress Recycling Council may be prohibited from selling in the state or could incur other penalties. In March, CalRecycle will begin to list those that are registered on their website, so don’t be left out! For more […]

Rodney Clara Joins MRC as Northern California Program Coordinator

The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) has hired Rodney Clara as its Northern California Program Coordinator. He will be responsible for working with municipalities, retailers and other mattress generators, transporters and recyclers in Northern California. Clara’s previous experience includes a 14 year history in the recycling and reuse industry. He began his career with Goodwill Industries […]

MRC Welcomes Mike O'Donnell as Managing Director

The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) has hired Mike O’Donnell as Managing Director to oversee the implementation of its mattress recycling programs in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Based in the Pacific Northwest, he will be responsible for leading MRC’s day-to-day operations and managing program coordinators as they work with their state’s municipalities, retailers (and other […]

Connecticut’s Statewide Mattress Recycling Program to Begin May 1

On December 31, 2014 the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) approved the Connecticut Mattress Stewardship Plan developed by the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC), a non-profit organization created by the mattress industry to develop and manage the statewide mattress recycling program established by Public Act 13-42. This makes Connecticut the first state to […]

CalRecycle Issues Proposed Regulations for the Used Mattress Recovery & Recycling Program

CalRecycle has issued Proposed Regulations for the Used Mattress Recovery and Recycling Program and began a 45-day comment period on the regulations that closes on February 11, 2015. A Public Hearing will be held on the proposed regulations on February 11, 2015 at CalRecycle. Further information may be found here http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Laws/Rulemaking/Mattresses/default.htm.