VA.—The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) has introduced its Commercial Volume
Pickup (CVP) program in California. The program is designed to provide no-cost
transportation and recycling to retailers, hotels, educational institutions and
universities that have at least 100 mattresses to recycle with the Bye Bye Mattress Program. It is managed by MRC’s Program and Logistics
Coordinator, Joy Broussard.
“By making it easier for these types of businesses to use the Bye Bye Mattress
Program, we are diverting more mattresses from California landfills and working
towards meeting statewide recycling goals,” said Broussard. “We have already
received positive feedback from businesses interested in getting involved.”
To receive these services, eligible entities must have at least 100 units to
recycle (or partner with others in their community to reach this minimum),
agree to the CVP Program’s guidelines and be able to accommodate a 53-foot
trailer for loading collected units. Mattress retailers must also be compliant
with California’s Mattress Recovery & Recycling Act which includes
collecting and remitting the mattress recycling fee and maintaining a valid
registration with MRC.
Since MRC’s Bye Bye Mattress Program began in California, nearly 4 million
mattresses have been recycled. Annually, about one-third of the units collected
originate from retailers, hotels, universities and other institutions.
“California businesses with smaller volumes of mattresses can still receive
no-cost recycling at MRC-contracted recyclers located throughout the state,”
said Justine Fallon, MRC’s Operations Director. “We encourage all eligible
participants to contact us to see how we can help.”
If you are interested in recycling with MRC’s Bye Bye Mattress Program in
California or have questions about the Commercial Volume Pickup Program
services, contact Joy Broussard at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit MattressRecyclingCouncil.org.