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MRC Highlights September 2019 Issue

MRC staff attended the annual meeting of the Connecticut Recyclers Coalition (CRC) this month to meet with members of the recycling community and key stakeholders. Held at Stony Creek Brewery in Branford, the keynote speaker at the event was DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes, who shared an update on DEEP’s 20 by 20 initiative, sustainability and the circular economy.

MRC Highlights August 2019 Issue

MRC submitted its 2018 California Annual Report to California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) on July 1. The report summarized MRC’s important progress in improving and expanding its statewide mattress recycling efforts.

MRC Highlights June 2019 Issue

The Mattress Recycling Council welcomes Lori Barnes as our new Marketing and Communications Manager for the MRC brand. She will work with manufacturers and retailers affected by mattress recycling laws to facilitate compliance and promote recycling efforts through public relations, advertising and political support for MRC’s programs.

MRC Highlights May 2019 Issue

Welcome Dan McGowan as our newest Northeast Program Coordinator. He will oversee the recycling programs in Connecticut and Rhode Island and manage relationships with solid waste facilities, retailers, recyclers and other environmental organizations.

Preparing for CalReycle Inspections

Attention all California mattress retailers, manufacturers and renovators – be prepared for your unannounced inspections from CalRecycle, the state agency with regulatory oversight for MRC’s California program. Why am I Being Inspected? CalRecycle provides inspections and enforcement provisions under the mattress recycling law. Its staff conduct inspections to enforce a level playing field and to verify […]

San Jose Uses MRC’s California Initiative to Fund RAPID Response to Illegal Dumping

Several years ago, the City of San Jose enlisted a consultant to help them understand the extent of illegal dumping throughout their communities. After finding substantial increases in the number of incidents and amount of material, the Environmental Services Department created the RAPID (Removing and Preventing Illegal Dumping) team. San Jose uses the payments received […]