California Mattress Stewardship Bill Fails

Despite the support of Waste Management, Recology, Republic Services, Inc., the California Retailers Association and others, SB 1118, the California used mattress recycling and recovery act, failed to pass. SB 1118 would have required that mattress manufacturers "develop, finance, and implement a convenient and cost-effective program to collect and recycle waste mattresses" by 2013. August 31 was the deadline to pass legislation. See bill analysis for further details. For more on mattresses, visit the Council’s Mattress site.