Bye Bye Mattress Is Springing Up In Your Area This Earth Day

April 1, 2016 | Admin

We are springing into action with various appearances at Earth Day events in our operating states. Come say hello to Bye Bye Mattress in:

In Northern California we’ll be participating in several family-friendly events aimed at educating these communities about recycling, sustainability and preserving the planet. Meet our team and learn how and where mattresses are recycled in your area.

April 16
Earth Day Santa Cruz
San Lorenzo Park
11am – 4pm

April 23
City of Visalia 2016 Earth Day Festival
St. Johns Riverwalk Park
10am – 2pm

April 24
Sacramento Earth Day
Southside Park
11am – 4pm

Since the December 2015 launch of the MRC’s California Bye Bye Mattress Program, more than 100,000 mattresses have been recycled. The number of collection sites has also increased steadily to 85.Rodney Clara, Northern California Program Coordinator, is optimistic about the collection site growth in the area. “We are actively working to get information out to the public, for example, these Earth Day events, they are great opportunities to show the community we are there for them and we are growing, and growing fast,” said Clara.

We’ve partnered with the Town of Cheshire to host a collection event for residents. Mattresses, box springs and crib mattresses will be accepted.

April 30
Cheshire’s Community Wide Free Mattress Recycling Event
9am – 1pm
Darcey School
1686 Waterbury Road (Route 70)

MRC’s Connecticut Bye Bye Mattress Program is approaching the completion of its first year. The program now averages recycling 10,000 mattresses a month and is up to approximately 100 collection sites. In addition, nearly 100 Connecticut businesses and organizations such as retailers, universities and hotels have voluntarily agreed to divert their used mattresses to recycling.

“We are excited to be a part of this event and hope to bring more special collection opportunities to towns like Cheshire,” said Justine Fallon, MRC’s Northeast Program Coordinator. “We are dedicated to making mattress drop-off or collection more easily accessible and would love to hear from property managers, campus directors, civic groups or community organizers that want to arrange an event for their area.”

To find a free drop-off location or recycling facility nearest you search the recycling locator.