Mattress stewardship programs and fees

The stewardship organization Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) which operates programs in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and California, recently completed first year annual reports for all three programs and changed the mattress recycling fee consumers pay at the point of purchase. CalRecycle, which oversees the MRC California program, approved the 2016 (first year) annual report and 2018 program budget, which includes a mattress recycling charge reduction from $11 to $10.50 per mattress or foundation unit, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Meanwhile, MRC Rhode Island's mattress recycling charge increased from $10 to $16 per unit on Oct. 1, 2017, and MRC Connecticut's charge remains unchanged at $9 per unit. For more information, visit the MRC website.