State Mattress Recycling Bills Update

A new mattress recycling bill is expected to get signed into law soon in Oregon, and a new bill has been introduced in Maryland.

Oregon
As noted in the last Insider, SB 1576 would require MRC to establish a statewide mattress recycling program in Oregon. ISPA has worked with various stakeholders for several years to develop this legislation and supports this bill. After having passed the legislature, the bill last week was sent to Governor Brown for her signature, which we expect in the next 30 days.

Maryland
The Environmental and Transportation Committee considered Maryland’s mattress recycling legislation (AB 1226) last week. ISPA has concerns with the bill and will continue to work with the bill’s sponsor and stakeholders to address those problems.