Permanent drop-off location will operate two days a week beginning March 23
Crescent City – March 20, 2019 –
Beginning March 23, Humboldt Moving & Storage will accept mattresses and box springs for recycling on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its Crescent City location, the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) announced today. This is in addition to the site’s current hours of operation from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays.
“We’re excited to work with Humboldt Moving & Storage to increase access to mattress recycling in Del Norte County,” said MRC’s Managing Director Mike O’Donnell. “This furthers our efforts to expand the Bye Bye Mattress network and strengthen California’s environmental stewardship.”
Humboldt Moving & Storage – located at 1528 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City – is one of more than 200 collection locations throughout California that accept mattresses and box springs for free. The company has collected an average of 160 units each month from consumers and retailers since its affiliation with MRC’s Bye Bye Mattress Program began in July 2018.
In California, 3.5 million mattresses have been collected and recycled, resulting in the diversion of more than 100 million pounds of foam, steel, wood, cotton and other fibers from landfills since the Bye Bye Mattress Program began in 2016. Recycled materials are used in a wide range of useful new products such as appliances, carpet padding and landscape mulch.
More information about Bye Bye Mattress and mattress recycling can be found at www.ByeByeMattress.com.
About Mattress Recycling Council and Bye Bye Mattress
The Mattress Recycling Council was formed by the mattress industry to operate recycling programs (known as Bye Bye Mattress) in states which have enacted mattress recycling laws – California, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Since its inception in 2016, the program has recycled more than 3.5 million mattresses in California through a network of partnerships with local governments, solid waste facilities, nonprofit organizations and small and minority-owned businesses throughout the state. For more information, go to www.ByeByeMattress.com