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Recology Receives MRC Grant to Boost Mattress Recycling

Recology Receives MRC Grant to Boost Mattress Recycling

The $10,000 grant will help fund equipment and infrastructure improvements aiming to increase the recyclability of discarded mattresses.

San Francisco-based Recology received a $10,000 grant from the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) to fund equipment and infrastructure improvements aiming to increase the recyclability of discarded mattresses.

MRC has awarded more than $120,000 in grant funding to 15 mattress collection sites throughout the state of California. The funds will be used for equipment and infrastructure improvements to increase the recyclability of discarded mattresses and box springs by providing weather protection, or to achieve other efficiencies such as lowering costs and improving safety.

Projects to be funded through the grants include the construction of weather coverings and cement pads to protect mattress integrity, mobile loading ramps to help with transportation and storage of mattresses and additional storage space to house and protect mattresses.

Times-Herald has more information:

The San Francisco-based Recology, a trash collection company, is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC), it was announced.

The council, which operates the Bye Bye Mattress Program in California, has awarded more than $120,000 in grant funding to 15 mattress collection sites throughout the state.

The funds will be used for equipment and infrastructure improvements to increase the recyclability of discarded mattresses and box springs by providing weather protection, or to achieve other efficiencies such as lowering costs and improving safety, officials said.

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