MRC Highlights March 2019 Issue

Hi All Contacts!

Newsletter Changes Are Coming.

Don’t be left out! In order to continue to bring you the most relevant news, we are considering making some changes to our newsletter. Future MRC newsletters may be divided by regional news or topics of interest.

Updating us about your preferences is greatly appreciated.

MRC News

MRC President Updates Industry at ISPA Industry Conference

President, Ryan Trainer, and other staff members attended and exhibited at ISPA’s Industry Conference, last week in St. Petersburg, FL.

The conference gave staff the opportunity to network with over 200 mattress industry professional and give updates on the recycling program.

Update Your Registration Account Information on MRC Reporting

If 2018 brought growth and change to your company then now is a great time to review your account information. See the Account Guidelines for how to make changes to contact information, product information or your state registrations.

Manufacturers, importers or distributors please review the Brand Names and Uniform registry Numbers (URNs) section. Make sure you have added new brands and URNs that were not previously listed. Also, check to make sure you have entered the URNs in the correct format. For questions on correct formatting, please visit the FAQs.

Email for further assistance.

Welcome Grant Johnson to the MRC Staff!

MRC welcomes Grant Johnson to our team. Johnson, the Policy & Government Relations Coordinator, will assist in running ISPA’s advocacy and legislative policy across the country, while helping with MRC’s industry and external affairs.

Grant’s previous experience includes working at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce working as a research associate and a business development Associate at Gartner working in the corporate finance and legal groups. He is graduate from Miami University with a degree in Political Science.

MRC Looking to Expand Communications & Marketing Team

The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) is expanding the Communications & Marketing team and seeks a qualified candidate for a Marketing Manager to represent the MRC brand. Click the link below for details on applying.

Marketing Manager

MRC is also looking for a qualified candidate for a Marketing Specialist to assist with marketing and administrative tasks to support statewide mattress recycling programs known as Bye Bye Mattress in California, Connecticut, Rhode Island. This position provides support to the Communications & Marketing team and will have varied responsibilities related to marketing, public relations and advertising. Click the link below for details on applying.

Marketing Specialist

In the Community

Earth Day Tour 2019

We are proud to be out and about for Earth Day 2019 this year. We will be exhibiting at a number of local events across California and Connecticut. Participants are invited to stop by and play our popular stacking tower game that reinforces the benefits of mattress recycling and how to do it.

See all our 2019 Earth Day Tour stops.

Collection Sites

New Publicity Toolkits Available

Updated toolkits include refreshed templates, more signage options and direct mail examples. Check out the Site and Event toolkit for more information.

California News

Commercial Volume Pickup Program Launches in California on April 22

MRC’s Commercial Volume Pickup Program will be open to California retailers, hotels, universities and other educational institutions seeking options to get rid of large volumes of mattresses (100 unit minimum).

Contact Joy Broussard at for more qualification requirements and details.


Mirco Grant Recipients Announced

MRC has awarded over $121,000 in micro grants for equipment or infrastructure to 15 mattress collection facilities in both rural and urban areas across the state of California. The facilities will implement 2019 projects intended to improve program cost, efficiencies and the recyclability of discarded mattresses. Collectively the projects are expected to yield more than 12,000 mattresses per year that would otherwise be sent to landfill.

MRC may launch a second micro grant cycle late 2019. Interested entities should contact Abbie Beane at

Wood Recycling Contract Awarded

SCS Engineers was recently awarded the contract to execute the scope of work outlined in MRC’s RFP: Locating Wood Recycling Facilities for California Mattress Recyclers.

SCS will visit all recyclers in California and Connecticut to assess wood quality and quantity and assess current and new end markets for the material. The information gathered will be delivered to MRC and the individual recyclers to increase diversion of box spring wood from landfills. The project will run through June 2019.

Deadline for End-Use Application RFP

Organizations interested applying for the End-Use Application RFP must have pre-applications submitted by April 5, 2019 to Mike Gallagher

For more information, visit the Research Page.

Upcoming Events

New Collection Sites

We are always adding new sites to the program. Visit the recycling locator at for the latest details. If you would like to become a collection site, please contact MRC today.

Here are some recent additions to our locator directory:


Crescent City Bulky Item Pickup
Crescent City, CA 95531

West County Resource Recovery
Richmond, CA 94801

ISRI 2019
April 8-11 | Los Angeles, CA

May 21-24 | Cologne, Germany


Town of Berlin
Berlin, CT 06037

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