Entries by Amanda Wall

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.

Mattress Recycling in the United States

MRC’s President Ryan Trainer and Vice President Chris Hudgins recently spoke to the National Recycling Coalition about mattress recycling in the United States. Learn more about how a mattress is recycled, common uses for the components and how MRC’s statewide programs in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island will work.

Mattress Recycling Council to Host California Stakeholder Meeting on Dec. 9

The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC), a non-profit organization established by the mattress industry and certified by CalRecycle to implement the Used Mattress Recovery and Recycling Act, will be hosting an in-person stakeholder meeting  in Oakland, Calif. MRC will provide an update on the California program. Affected stakeholders include mattress manufactures, retailers, consumers, solid waste facilities, […]

Mattress Recycling Council Hires Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Alexandria, VA – The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) has hired Amanda Wall to coordinate the communications aspects of its recycling programs in Connecticut, Rhode Island and California. MRC is a non-profit organization created by the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) to develop and implement statewide recycling programs for these states, which each enacted mattress recycling […]