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Free Mattress Recycling Program Now Available

Properly disposing of a mattress and/or box spring just got a lot easier and cheaper in Nevada County. Waste Management has teamed up with the Mattress Recycling Council, a statewide organization, for a free disposal program at the McCourtney Road Transfer Station. The Bye Bye Mattress program, as it’s called, is available Wednesday through Sunday, from 8am to 3:30pm. The county’s Solid Waste Program Manager, David Garcia, says it’s funded through a recycling fee of 10 dollars and 50 cents that’s collected with a purchase…

click to listen to David Garcia

Garcia also notes that Grass Valley Recycle closed just last month…

click to listen to David Garcia

The steel, foam, fiber, and wood recovered from the items are sent to manufacturers to make hundreds of new products. That includes carpet padding, construction rebar, insulation, filters, and mulch.

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