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Conn. adopts point-of-sale fee for mattress recycling

Apr 7th, 2014 | By

A new statewide mattress recycling program here, supported by the International Sleep Products Assn., will be funded by a fee collected by retailers at the point of sale. Retailers will then pass those collected fees on to the Mattress Recycling Council, the group responsible for supervising the recycling program. State officials recently announced changes to

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Mattress Recycling Council requests streamlined mattress recycling fee collection process in Connecticut

Feb 27th, 2014 | By

Last week the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) submitted a request to Connecticut regulators to simplify the fee collection process required by Public Act 13-42. Enacted in 2013, the law authorizes mattress retailers to collect a fee that will fund the recycling of used mattresses discarded in the state. For more on this story, visit: Mattress

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Nation’s Second Mattress Recycling Bill Signed into Law in Rhode Island

Jul 18th, 2013 | By

Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee this week signed legislation into law that will create the nation’s second mattress recycling program. The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) worked closely with Rhode Island Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio and House Environment and Natural Resources Committee Chair Representative Arthur Handy to craft legislation that will recycle used mattresses

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Manufacturers embrace greater recycling burden |

Jun 4th, 2013 | By

Connecticut’s latest efforts to force mattress and paint manufacturers to recycle their products at the end of their life are just the beginning. The state government is eying the philosophy — called product stewardship — for other industry subsectors like carpet and alkaline batteries, in order to increase the recycling rate and decrease the waste disposal burden on municipalities and taxpayers. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from Brad Kane of Hartford Business.

Conn. bill creates mattress recycling program

May 3rd, 2013 | By

A bill that would create a recycling program for old mattresses is moving through the Connecticut General Assembly.