Former Local Conservation Corps Lead Joins MRC as Central Program Coordinator

Jennifer Duran has joined MRC as Central California Program Coordinator. Duran is the new primary point of contact for collection sites and recycling participants in Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Inyo, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare and Tuolumne counties. She is also responsible for a variety of program tasks including working with recyclers and haulers, expanding the mattress recycling collection network and conducting public outreach and education about mattress recycling.

Prior to joining MRC, Duran spent nine years with the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission’s (EOC) Local Conservation Corps where she managed and oversaw daily recycling operations, developed local partnerships to expand the recycling program and conducted public education about the program and agency.

“Jennifer has close to a decade of proven success in operating efficient recycling programs, building diverse partnerships and raising consumer awareness in the Central Valley,” said Mike O’Donnell, managing director of MRC. “We are pleased to have her join our team and lead the expansion of the Bye Bye Mattress program in the region.”

Duran is MRC’s fifth regional coordinator in California, where the Bye Bye Mattress program recycles more than 1 million mattresses a year. No-cost recycling options for residents are offered in all 58 California counties.