The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) submitted its 2018 California Annual Report to California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) on July 1.
Over the last three years MRC’s program in California has continued to grow. Among the highlights reported in 2018: MRC-contracted recyclers collected 1.4 million mattresses and foundations and diverted 47,387,053 pounds of materials from landfills through reuse, recycling and biomass.
In 2018, MRC also focused on improving access to the program network for residents and businesses that collect discarded units. MRC increased the number of no-cost permanent collection sites in 2018 from 163 to 190 locations, bulky item collection programs from 9 to 40, and collection events from 74 to 97.
Retailers were also able to recycle their collected mattresses more conveniently in 2018. MRC provided collection opportunities to 286 retailers and other entities by the end of 2018 with 19 permanent locations at mattress retailers and 6 consolidation locations.
Get more details and see the full report here. To learn more about California’s mattress recycling program visit MattressRecyclingCouncil.org.