NRRA Summer Series Webinar: Massachusetts Mattress Recycling Incentive Grant Program
Discarded mattresses pose a problem for municipalities. They are difficult to manage, expensive to transport, hard to compact, and take up a lot of space in landfills. They are also made up almost entirely of recyclable materials which makes them a good candidate for a special recycling program. The Massachusetts DEP launched a grant program in 2016 to divert mattresses and box springs from disposal. The program provides funding to municipalities to aid in the collection, transportation, and recycling of residential mattresses and box springs. The Mattress Recycling Incentive Program (MRI) has helped municipalities recycle 79,500 mattresses, diverting approximately 2,185 tons from disposal. We will cover the mattress component recycling markets and more.
Rachel Smith is a Regional Planner at the MA DEP.
This webinar is available for both NRRA members and nonmembers. The following audiences are encouraged to participate: municipal recycling and transfer station staff, solid waste operators, public works staff, state and local government officials and staff, educators and community members. New Hampshire solid waste operators will receive one hour of continuing education credit for participating.
NRRA Member Pricing: Attend one webinar for $25 using the discount code: NRRAMEMBER as your register OR select any ten webinars for $20 each (for a total of $200) using the discount code 200MEMBERS10WEBINARS.
Not-yet-member pricing: Attend one webinar for $50 or select any ten webinars for $40 each using the discount code: 400NONMEMBERS10WEBINARS.
If you cannot attend the webinar live, please register if you would like to receive the recording following the webinar. While participants are encouraged to join the webinar from their computer, there is an option to listen by phone- only participants will not be able to ask questions. Both computer and phone directions for joining the webinar will be provided by confirmation email upon registration.