Archive for March, 2018

Mattress Recycling Laws

old mattressesGone are the days of carting off a mattress to a local landfill. And it makes sense. Mattresses are nearly 100% recyclable. A combination of laws and a growing mattress recycling industry are helping to divert this type of bulk waste from landfills.

In 2013, California, Connecticut and Rhode Island became the first three states to implement a product stewardship law for mattresses. The law requires mattress manufacturers develop programs to recycle discarded mattresses. According to Matt O’Donnell with the Mattress Recycling Council, increased legislation for product stewardship and accountability are anticipated in the coming years as means to prevent mattresses from entering the waste stream.…