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Bye Bye Mattress is Working for California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – More than 4 million mattresses have been recycled in California by the Bye Bye Mattress program since it began in 2016, according to the recently released 2018 Annual Report from the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC). “The continued growth of the Bye Bye Mattress program demonstrates California is still a global leader in […]

Notice of Legal Changes to California Program

On October 10, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law AB 187 that amends California’s Used Mattress Recovery and Recycling Act (SB 254). The amendments include the following important changes to the legal obligations of mattress manufacturers, distributors and retailers: Effective January 1, 2020: Futons have been added to California’s definition of “mattress.” For these […]

Latest Rhode Island Report Highlights Boost in Mattress Recycling Across the State

The Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress Rhode Island program collected nearly 104,000 mattresses and diverted over 1,600 tons of material from the central landfill during its most recent reporting period. These numbers either meet or exceed projected collection goals in the state, according to the Mattress Recycling Council’s 2018-19 Rhode Island Annual Report. The […]

Connecticut Program Performance Remains Strong

The Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress Connecticut program collected more than 184,000 mattresses and diverted nearly 3,000 tons of material from the waste stream during its most recent reporting period. The program also met or exceeded performance goals related to municipal, retail, healthcare and educational facility participation according to the Mattress Recycling Council’s 2018-19 […]