Participants were led through a series of exercises and discussions to share ideas and potential solutions based on their experience. Due to the broad spectrum of illegal dumpers and dumping practices, multiple approaches by multiple stakeholders will be required to address the problem, according to the report. Recommended action includes legislative policy, government agency involvement, funding, evaluating solid waste collection methods, nonprofit assistance, education and outreach, community participation, behavior change and a collective commitment to joint problem-solving.The workshops and report are part of MRC’s ongoing commitment to mitigating illegal mattress dumping.
The success of this program is due to the collaboration of MRC and the lodging industry. As one such valued partner said, “For five years, the Connecticut Lodging Association (CLA) and MRC have offered an incredible service to the industry for the health of the planet. We appreciate the amazing work MRC does and look forward to five more successful years!” Thank you CLA! We are always looking for ways to grow our recycling network even further. Please contact Dan McGowan if you are interested.