Strengthening Connecticut’s Environment One Mattress at a Time

The Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress program is an example of Connecticut’s environmental leadership and commitment to sustainability.

1.5 Millionmattresses collected since 2015

27,000tons of material recycled

153communities offer direct access to the program

more than 370public and private entities participate

Offering Convenient and No-Cost Recycling

MRC’s Bye Bye Mattress is accessible to residents throughout Connecticut, offering no-cost opportunities for residents to discard their used mattresses. Mattresses are collected through a variety of channels, offering consumers and businesses options for recycling. 153 communities offer direct access to the program through town transfer stations, public works yards, collection events, and municipal curbside pickup programs. In addition, more than 370 other public and private entities across Connecticut participate in the program including mattress retailers, hotels, universities, junk haulers and apartment complexes. Three public drop-off locations are also available to state residents. MRC continues to expand participation from municipal transfer stations, as well as increase the number of mattresses collected from retailers, hotels and educational facilities for recycling.

more than 135drop-off locations

2recycling facility locations serving Connecticut

12towns hold seasonal mattress collection events each year

On the Ground in Connecticut

Raising Awareness and Educating Consumers 

MRC raises awareness of the value of mattress recycling in Connecticut.

MRC has implemented extensive outreach to educate consumers about mattress recycling through its Bye Bye Mattress brand, which features a unique logo and consumer-facing website, More than 2.5 million consumers have visited the website, which offers residents an easy locator tool to find their nearest mattress recycling location or event.

MRC provides extensive consumer education and outreach in Connecticut.

This includes point-of-sale materials that explain the recycling fee, public service announcements, social media campaigns, digital communications and community outreach at events.

MRC works to stop illegal dumping and find new end markets for mattress materials.

As an organization dedicated to recycling, MRC also works to curb illegal mattress dumping and find new end markets and better uses for recycled mattress materials. Visit our research page to check out reports from completed projects and learn how to apply for funding.