MRC Adds New Territory Representative to California Team

MRC would like to welcome Elizabeth Wagner to our California implementation team. She will be responsible for a variety of program tasks including working with municipalities, retailers, recyclers, and other mattress generators in Northern California.

Wagner’s previous experience includes over two years working for CalRecycle to oversee product stewardship programs affecting other product categories in California. Some of her responsibilities included tracking the development of new legislation and management strategies for difficult to manage materials. Wagner holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

“Liz is well respected in the environmental community and has a robust understanding of laws created to encourage recycling of consumer products at end of life,” said Mike O’Donnell, managing director of MRC. “We are pleased to have her join our team and look forward to expanding the program to more communities throughout California.”

The Mattress Recycling Council is a non-profit organization formed by the mattress industry to operate recycling programs in three states that have enacted mattress recycling laws; Connecticut, California and Rhode Island. Each state’s program will be funded by a recycling fee that is collected when a mattress or box spring is sold. The fees pay for the transportation and recycling of the mattresses. To learn more, go to