Alexandria, Virginia -- California’s Mattress Stewardship Plan took effect on 30 December 2015, making it the second state in the nation to launch a recycling program for used mattresses and box springs.
The program is administered by the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) after the International Sleep Products Association’s (ISPA) efforts to develop a practical and economically efficient approach to mattress recycling.
Since the law was passed in 2013, MRC has worked to develop a mattress disposal solution for municipalities, mattress retailers, hotels, military facilities, universities, healthcare facilities and others throughout the state. California retailers may also make arrangements with MRC for no-cost drop-off of used mattresses and box springs at an MRC contracted recycling facility.
As previously reported at UTECH-polyurethane.com, the program is funded through an $11 recycling fee that is collected when a new, used or renovated mattress or box spring is sold to California consumers.