California Senate passes mattress recycling legislation

California Senate passes mattress recycling legislation

By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

Following last week's enactment of Connecticut's mattress recycling law, California looks to join the Constitution State as the Senate passes a bill seeking to manage end-of-life mattresses.

In a bipartisan 32-5 vote, the California Senate this week passed Senate Bill 254, which sets up a mattress recycling program for the Golden State. Like the Connecticut law, SB 254 creates a nonprofit mattress recovery organization which would be responsible for planning, implementing and administering a system to collect discarded used mattresses, dismantle them and recycle their materials for use in new products.

The program will be funded by a not-yet-set nominal fee which would be collected at retail locations on the sale of new mattresses and box springs.

The bill, which enjoys the support of numerous industry groups and other stakeholders, now moves to the state Assembly for Committee hearings and an eventual floor vote.

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