From April to October, MRC worked with colleges and universities in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island through the Commercial Volume Pickup (CVP) program to collect discarded mattresses for recycling during move-in season. Thirty educational institutions participated, resulting in 99 loads of mattresses totaling 12,376 units. That’s a grand total weight of 637,455 pounds of material. MRC is proud to be supporting university sustainability initiatives through mattress recycling and our CVP program.
California had 13 participating universities, Connecticut had 12 and Rhode Island had 5. University of California clients together collected 13 loads of mattresses totaling 2,931 units or 161,205 pounds. USC collected the largest number of any university during this period, 1,333 pieces. Connecticut universities recycled 5,526 units and Rhode Island reported 1,018. Wesleyan University in Connecticut contributed 480 units and continues to contribute a great deal of mattresses to the program annually. A+ for effort to all of our university CVP participants! To learn more about the program or how to join, click here.