Entries by Amanda Wall

Press Conference Held Today to Launch Bye Bye Mattress

Sacramento, CA – Today, government officials, municipal and solid waste representatives and the mattress industry gathered at the state Capitol building to commemorate the launch of the state’s new mattress recycling program. “For too long, abandoned mattresses have blighted our communities,” said Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, author of the measure that created California’s mattress-recycling program. […]

STATEWIDE MATTRESS RECYCLING PROGRAM DEBUTS IN CALIFORNIA

Allows In-State Retailers No-Cost Drop-Off at Participating Recycling Facilities Alexandria, VA – Today, California’s Mattress Stewardship Plan will take effect, making it the second state in the nation to launch a statewide recycling program for used mattresses and box springs. The program is administered by the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC), a non-profit organization created by the […]

MRC Welcomes Three New Staff Members

The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) has hired Fendi Nixon as its Accounts Payable Specialist.  Fendi will be working closely with Catherine Lyons as MRC launches California in 2016.  Fendi began her career in the Accounting field at Maryland Live Casino as a Revenue Auditor.  Shortly thereafter, she graduated from Coppin State University with a bachelor’s […]

CalRecycle Approves MRC’s Recycling Budget & Fee

Today, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) approved the budget and recycling fee that the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) had proposed to fund its California Mattress Recycling Program (which will be known to consumers as Bye Bye Mattress). MRC is a non-profit organization established by the mattress industry to implement the Used […]

We're Hiring!

MRC seeks qualified candidates to assist with administrative tasks to support statewide mattress recycling programs in Connecticut, Rhode Island and California. It’s also seeking an experienced sales and marketing professional to create an important link between the MRC and mattress retailer community. Both jobs are full-time positions and will be based at MRC’s headquarters in […]

MRC’s Las Vegas Market Seminar Now Available

If you missed our Mattress Recycling Law presentation at the Las Vegas Market, you can view the slideshow here. Highlights include: A summary of retailer, producer and renovator obligations under each law California’s proposed fee and program start date Rhode Island’s proposed fee and program start date An update on Connecticut’s implementation How to recycle […]

California Implementation Details Discussed at CRRA 2015

MRC’s Managing Director Mike O’Donnell will discuss the impacts to the existing solid waste infrastructure, current challenges, and how the program plan will work with stakeholders in the months prior to implementation. MRC will share implementation timelines along with information on how solid waste facilities, municipalities, and recyclers will be impacted by these new programs. Thursday, […]

Manufacturers & Retailers: Time is Running Out to Comply with the State Mattress Recycling Laws

Mattress manufacturers and retailers that do not comply with certain legal requirements in three states with mattress recycling laws could experience a disruption of sales. The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) is hosting a seminar for retailers, manufacturers and other market attendees at the Las Vegas Market at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4 in Building […]

MRC Submits its Rhode Island Recycling Plan for Review

Today, MRC submitted its Rhode Island Mattress Recycling Plan to the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) for review. The plan reflects two years of planning, stakeholder outreach and discussions to develop a collection, transportation and recycling program for used mattresses in Rhode Island. The program, created by a 2013 mattress recycling law, will be called […]

MRC Submits its California Recycling Plan for Review

Today, MRC submitted its California Mattress Recycling Plan to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) for review. The plan reflects two years of planning, stakeholder outreach and discussions to develop a collection, transportation and recycling program for used mattresses in California. The program, created by a 2013 mattress recycling law, will be called […]