Lori Barnes Joins Marketing and Communications Team
The Mattress Recycling Council welcomes Lori Barnes as our new Marketing and Communications Manager for the MRC brand. She will work with manufacturers and retailers affected by mattress recycling laws to facilitate compliance and promote recycling efforts through public relations, advertising and political support for MRC’s programs.
Prior to joining MRC, Lori worked as an independent communications consultant, spearheading efforts to build brand awareness, manage media relations, foster effectiveness and communicate mission to meet client needs. She previously led communications for trade associations in the automotive and insurance industries.
“I’m looking forward to meeting our members and stakeholders across the industry to foster awareness and support MRC’s mattress recycling program,” said Barnes.
Mattress Industry: Find Us at the Las Vegas Summer Market
MRC will be at the Las Vegas Summer Market July 28-31.
Please look for us in the:
Home Furnishing Association’s
Retailer Resource Center
Building B, B-1050
Our Program and Logistics Coordinator Joy Broussard (below left), will be there to promote and answer questions about the Commercial Volume Pickup Program. If you’re a California retailer, this is your chance to discuss commercial volume pickup and/or container options available to you.
Our Retailer Liaison Paris Gholston (below right), will be there to answer questions related to recycling, the fee, reporting and payment obligations. Customer education materials are also available for your convenience. Skip the ordering process and stop by our booth to pick up as many as you need and say hello. See you there!
In the Community
Cherryland Monthly Mattress Collection Event
This month, MRC and Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley hosted the first of many free mattress collection events in the Cherryland neighborhood to help combat illegal dumping in the Hayward area.
With the help of the Downtown Streets Team, mattress drop-offs from both residential and commercial customers are accepted at these events, which will be held from 8am-2pm on the 3rd Saturday of every month through the rest of the year.
Collection Sites & Recyclers
Illegally Dumped Mattress Collection Initiative
As a reminder, MRC developed the Illegally Dumped Mattress Initiative to identify illegally dumped mattresses in California. We compensate California agencies that collect illegally dumped mattresses from public spaces and rights-of-way.
To learn more about the initiative, click here.
If your organization is eligible to participate in our program, please register. Contact Mark Patti firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
New Publicity Toolkits Available
Updated toolkits are now available for your use and include refreshed templates, more signage options and direct mail examples. Check out the Site and Event toolkit for more information.
Recycler Change for Rhode Island
Beginning July 1, Express Mattress Recyclers will no longer accept mattresses and box springs. If you have been using this facility, please begin taking your units to our other participating recycler:
Ace Mattress Recycling
14 Clyde Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
Customer Education Materials
For Collection Site & Event Hosts
Collection Site Hosts:
Find press releases, flyers, site signage and more!
Media alerts, flyers, posters, signage and more!
Recyclers in Your Area
Businesses need to make arrangements directly with recyclers.
Connecticut & Rhode Island
Businesses should contact our Northeast Program Coordinator Kate Caddy for arrangements.