Rhode Island

In July 2013, Rhode Island enacted General Law 23-90, which requires mattress manufacturers to create a statewide recycling program for discarded mattresses. The program began May 1, 2016, and is funded through a $16 visible recycling fee collected at retail from customers on each mattress and foundation sold in the state. These fees fund the collection and recycling of mattresses and foundations used and discarded in Rhode Island. The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC), a nonprofit organization established by the mattress industry, manages the program.