Allan Gerlat, News Editor

August 21, 2013

1 Min Read
Mattress Companies Partner on Recycling Program

Mattress Firm has partnered with Sleep Inc. on a mattress recycling program.

Houston-based retailer Mattress Firm is working with Corsicana, Texas-based Sleep Inc. on the DreamGreen initiative. Every Mattress Firm store in Texas will take part in the program, working to take old mattresses out of the bedding industry and recycle them for uses other than bedding.

DreamGreen, a Sleep Inc. initiative, recycled more than 60,000 mattresses and box springs in 2012, equaling 8 million pounds of materials diverted from landfills.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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