Funding Available to Improve California Mattress Collection Sites
California public collection sites are eligible to apply for funding to improve the loading efficiency or safety of their mattress collection operations with a maximum amount of $10,000. The participating host is encouraged to contribute to the site improvement costs, but it is not a condition of the award.
Posted: January 2022
Digest: California mattress collection sites can continue to apply to MRC for up to $10,000 in site improvements using a recently revised application packet. The 2022 program will fund equipment and infrastructure improvements that will better protect discarded mattresses and box springs to increase their recyclability or achieve other efficiencies such as lowering costs, preventing vandalism and improving safety.
Previous funding cycles supported the construction of weather coverings and cement pads to protect mattress integrity, mobile loading ramps to help with transportation and storage, and additional storage space to house and protect mattresses.
Eligible entities include new or existing mattress collection sites that are open to the public. Sites include private companies, nonprofits and government entities.