The program, Bye Bye Mattress, will be administered by the Mattress Recycling Council, a nonprofit organization created by the mattress industry to develop and manage the statewide mattress collection program. The program, the first of its kind in the nation, was enacted in 2013 through the passage of Public Act, 13-42, which requires the mattress industry to create a recycling program for mattresses and box springs sold in the state. The implementation of this first-in-the-nation mattress stewardship program means previously discarded mattresses will be recycled in an environmentally sound manner, sustaining jobs in Connecticut and resulting in cost savings for municipalities, says Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protections Commissioner Robert Klee. Bye Bye Mattress allows residents in the state to drop-off used mattresses at participating collection sites and recycling facilities for free. Residents who take their used mattresses to one of the designated recycling facilities located in East Hartford or Bridgeport will receive $2 per mattress from the recycler.
About Bye Bye Mattress
Whether a city picks up your discarded mattress, a retailer takes it back with your new purchase or you drop it off, the Bye Mattress program diverts your old product from waste to recycling. Now, our landfills and incinerators will be less crowded as old mattresses are recycled into new, useful products. Learn more at: http://www.byebyemattress.com/