Mattress Stewardship Plans

Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) is currently the only mattress recycling organization with an approved stewardship plan.


A used mattress recovery and recycling plan, commonly referred to as a stewardship plan, outlines how a mattress recycling organization intends to fulfill its responsibilities under the Used Mattress Recovery and Recycling Act (Public Resources Code sections 42985-42994). Plans must include, but are not limited to, the following information:

  • Program objectives consistent with the state’s solid waste management hierarchy
  • Program performance measurement
  • Methods to increase used mattresses diverted from landfills, reduce illegally dumped mattresses, and increase materials recycled
  • Funding for plan implementation
  • Outreach and education efforts
  • Advisory committee report
  • Contingency plan

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