Sacramento, California -- The California State Assembly passed a bill to make mattress recycling mandatory when Natural Resources Committee approved SB 254 (Hancock/Correa) on 12 August.
The bill aims to reduce the number of mattresses that are sent to landfill or disposed of illegally. The bill's sponsors say that it creates a recycling program with a dedicated funding mechanism. It will use existing infrastructure for transporting used mattresses to recyclers, and minimize costs to both government and consumers.
The bill foresees this process being funded by a nominal fee collected on the retail sale of polyurethane mattresses and box-spring mattresses. It comes after the.