Mattress Recycling Informational Videos for Retailers

Preparations for launching mattress-recycling programs in Connecticut, California and Rhode Island are moving ahead. The Mattress Recycling Council released three videos that provide mattress retailers the basic information they need regarding the new recycling laws in these states.

Connecticut is the first state to implement its mattress-recycling program, which is expected to start in early 2015. Rhode Island and California will follow a year later.

The first video presents a broad overview of:

  • Why these new laws were enacted
  • Who will implement the new laws
  • Who pays for the mattress recycling
  • The retailer’s role in the MRC mattress recycling process
The second video explains a simple, three-step process that Connecticut retailers can follow to comply with the mattress-recycling laws.
The final video introduces Connecticut retailers to the MRC’s Northeast program coordinator, Justine Fallon. Fallon will work with retailers, transfer stations, recyclers, consumers and other parties to make sure the Connecticut MRC program is a success.

Additional state-specific videos will be produced as the MRC programs evolve in California and Rhode Island. In addition to the videos, MRC is preparing education materials that will be available online for all interested parties.

“Retailer participation is an important part of the state recycling programs,” said Ryan Trainer, MRC president. “We need retailers to be fully aware of the benefits the programs will provide to them, their customers and the states in which they sell mattresses, as well as their obligations under these laws. The release of these videos will help advance this process, so these programs can be implemented in a consumer-friendly, efficient and cost-effective manner.”