The Correa Bill – SB 245 – Amended and Ready for the Senate Environmental Quality Committee; SB 245 is Legislation to Improve Used Mattress Recycling in California

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(SB 245) will strike a balance that incentivizes Californians to recycle used mattresses, thus easing the burden on our landfills and communities, while retaining valuable employers, creating new jobs and business opportunities. Californians for Mattress Recycling (C4MR) endorses creating an industry-led group to organize an efficient mattress recycling program that harnesses existing infrastructure to minimize the environmental and financial impact of transporting used mattresses to recyclers.

Our goal is to create a program that will advance mattress recycling in California and set an example for the rest of the nation.

The Correa bill, Senate Bill 245 (SB 245), has been amended and is ready to be heard in the California Senate Environmental Quality Committee in the coming weeks.

Introduced by Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana), SB 245 seeks to promote California mattress recycling in a realistic and equitable manner. Senator Correa stated, “The intent of SB 245 is to create public policy that will not only clean up the blight of illegally dumped mattresses in our neighborhoods and along our roads, but will also create a comprehensive solution that is good for the environment, California consumers and industry."

Per the legislation, SB 245 will establish a single program for recycling used mattresses that is both economical and practical, and will get rid of illegal mattress dumps, harness existing infrastructure for transporting used mattresses to recyclers, and minimize costs to both government and consumers.

Californians for Mattress Recycling spokesperson Shelly Sullivan stated, “Californians are committed to improving their recycling habits. They are ready for a comprehensive mattress recycling solution that is consumer friendly and efficient. The SB 245 model is very similar to existing recycling systems in California for paint and used carpet. Our goal is to create a program that will advance mattress recycling in California and set an example for the rest of the nation. As SB 245 advances in the Senate and Assembly, we look forward to working with members of the Legislature and all stakeholders to meet that goal.”

Californians for Mattress Recycling is an ad-hoc group representing stakeholders united in their support for efficient and practical mattress recycling. For more information contact Shelly Sullivan at (916) 858-8686 or go to:

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