MRC Highlights May 2019 Issue

MRC News

MRC Adds Dan McGowan to Northeast Operations Team

Welcome Dan McGowan as our newest Northeast Program Coordinator. He will oversee the recycling programs in Connecticut and Rhode Island and manage relationships with solid waste facilities, retailers, recyclers and other environmental organizations.

Prior to joining MRC, Dan was the Solid Waste Supervisor for the Town of Branford, Conn., for six years, where he worked in the Inland/Wetlands and Natural Resources Department. He is currently the President of the Connecticut Recyclers Coalition and the former Chairman of the Connecticut Product Stewardship Council. He is a graduate from Trinity College with a bachelor’s degree in Biology.

In the Community

Earth Day 2019

We were proud to support more than 20 Earth Day events throughout California and Connecticut. Visitors to our booth learned about the mattress recycling process and how to recycle their mattress in their community.

Stockton Environmental Transformation Event

MRC’s Special Projects Coordinator Liz Wagner joined the California Environmental Protection Agency in Stockton to participate in the CalEPA Environmental Justice Task Force Initiative & Local Community Revitalization Efforts. Liz joined a panel discussion about reducing illegal dumping, as well as met members of the Stockton community. Residents were provided information about local recyclers and free drop-off locations and were invited to make suggestions for potential collection site and event locations.

Liz Wagner exhibited at the CalEPA Environmental Justice Task Force Initiative & Local Community Revitalization Efforts. She provided members of the community with program information and answered various program questions.

Collection Sites & Recyclers

New Commercial Volume Drop-off Sites in Hartford, CT

The City of Hartford now offers no-cost mattress recycling options for Connecticut entities with commercial volume (50 or more units). For more details, please contact Dan McGowan at or (860) 830-3838.

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Oakland ReStore

San Francisco bay area residents and businesses have a new free drop-off location thanks to an innovative partnership with Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley that has established a permanent drop-off site at the ReStore location in Oakland. Click here for site details and visit to learn about other household items and appliances eligible for donation.

Local leaders and public officials celebrated the opening of the free drop-off location at the Oakland ReStore. Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley and MRC Managing Director Mike O’Donnell were joined by Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley’s Director of Retail Operations Frank Atkins and PR and Events Manager Patti Wang Cross.

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

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