Virginia, US – Virginia is the latest US state to introduce a mattress recycling bill. If it passes, it would ban the disposal of mattresses in either landfill or an incinerator from the start of 2028. Civil penalties would be imposed for improper disposal.
It would also require a mattress stewardship programme to be established, either by mattress manufacturers who sell products in the state, or an organisation acting on their behalf. This programme would have to include a network of convenient and free collection sites for end-of-life mattresses, with annual reporting requirements.
The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) said it supports the enactment of mattress recycling legislation, but disagrees with several of the bill’s provisions. “We look forward to engaging with the bill’s sponsor to address our concerns,” ISPA said.
“We also understand that mattress recycling legislation will be introduced in Maryland soon. ISPA remains actively engaged in attempting to enact practical mattress recycling legislation in both Massachusetts and New York.”