Entries by Amanda Wall

More Than 10 Million Mattresses Recycled By MRC's Programs

The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) proudly announces its 10 millionth recycled mattress, achieved through its statewide programs in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island. As a result of this work, more than 380 million pounds of steel, foam, fiber and wood have been diverted from landfills and recycled into new products. To be even more effective […]

Don’t Dump It, Recycle It: Free Recycling Lesson Plan

The Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress program is proud to share an originally commissioned lesson plan for youth and young adults to learn about recycling, the impact of illegal dumping and what happens to waste in a landfill. MRC worked with a local teacher and environmental justice advocate in Fresno, California, to develop a […]

Mattress Recycling Council Expands Relationships With Local Conservation Corps in California

The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC), operator of the Bye Bye Mattress program, announced the continued expansion of its relationships with local conservation corps (LCC) in California. What started in 2016 with the Greater Valley Conservation Corps in Stockton has extended to eight of the state’s 14 LCCs. These Corpsmembers are obtaining critical job skills as […]

2019 Earth Day Tour

We are proud to be out and about for Earth Day 2019 this year. We will be exhibiting at a number of local events across California and Connecticut. Participants are invited to stop by and play our popular stacking tower game that reinforces the benefits of mattress recycling and how to do it. Look for […]

We're Reaching New Heights: 3 Million Mattresses Collected

Almost three years after MRC first launched Bye Bye Mattress, MRC recyclers have collected 3 million mattresses from hundreds of cities, towns, solid waste facilities, landfills, and other entities like retailers, hotels, and universities in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island. MRC works with ten recyclers that dismantle the discarded mattresses and recycle the reclaimed steel, […]