Program Updates

 
Distributors: Please Update Your Registration by July 15
MRC has updated its registration portal (MRCreporting.org) to add the “distributor” category. If your company has a contractual relationship with one or more manufacturers to market and sell mattresses to retailers, you must update your registration no later than July 15, 2020 indicating that you are a distributor. Distributors are not required to remit fees or report sales.


How to Update Your Registration to Include the “Distributor” Category:

1. Log in to MRCreporting.org

2. Click on “My Account”

3. Click on “My States”

4. Click the green box that says “Add/Remove States”

5. Scroll to “I am a DISTRIBUTOR - A company that has a contractual relationship with one or more manufacturers to market and sell mattresses to retailers in the following states (click all that apply).

6. Check the box(es) for the states where you distribute mattresses or box springs.

7. Click the green box at the bottom that says “Save Changes”


If you are selling directly to end users, you must also be registered as either a retailer or an institutional seller and must meet the legal requirements under those categories.


If you have questions about your legal obligations, please visit our FAQs. For questions regarding registration, email support@mattressrecyclingcouncil.org or call 1-888-646-6815.
A Message to Our Community Regarding COVID-19
MRC’s concern for the health and well-being of our employees and those across our recycling network continues to be our top priority as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, we have activated plans to continue operations and limit service disruptions while also keeping health best practices in mind.

Our staff continues to be available to serve you. For help with registration, reporting and fee remittance, contact us by clicking here or by calling 1-888-646-6815. If you have other questions, please contact us at info@mattressrecyclingcouncil.org or by calling 1-855-229-1691.

We continue to closely monitor and assess this fast-changing situation. Please be sure you subscribe to our MRC Highlights newsletter and follow us on social media for the latest news and announcements.

Futons Added to MRC Program In California as of Jan 1, 2020
Effective January 1, 2020 futons have been added to MRC’s program in California. The $10.50 per unit fee and recycling obligations apply only to the futon mattress. They do not apply to the futon frame or base.

ACTION NEEDED:

• Manufacturers of futons that are registered with MRC must update their company profiles at MRCreporting.org if they manufacture or sell futons to any California end users. (Log in to MRCReporting.org, Click on “My Account.” Click on “My States.” Click on the green box that says “Edit Brand Names and/or URNs.” Under Producer, add your futon brand names and URNs in the box for the state of California. Click the box at the bottom that confirms the information is correct. Click the green box that says “Save URNs.” In the new window, click “Yes-continue” to complete your registration update).

• Manufacturers of futons that are not registered with MRC but that manufacture or sell futons to California end users must register their business, brands and URNs at MRCreporting.org. (Go to MRCreporting.org and click on “Create Account” and follow the steps.)

• Retailers that are not registered with MRC but sell futons to California end users must register at MRCreporting.org. (Go to MRCreporting.org and click on “Create Account” and follow the steps.)

• Retailers must collect a recycling fee of $10.50 on each futon sold on or after January 1, 2020 to any end user in California. Retailers must report and remit the collected fees to MRC monthly. (Login to MRCreporting.org, click on “Reporting” and then “Reports.” Reports are due 30 days following the end of the reporting period. To begin the process of completing a report, select a state and select the checkbox for the report(s) you wish to file and click on "NEXT.” Follow the steps to enter, save and continue through the reporting process.)

• Futons will be accepted at MRC recyclers as part of the California program beginning January 1, 2020.

For questions regarding registration, email support@mattressrecyclingcouncil.org or call 1-888-646-6815.
IMPORTANT: Notice of Legal Changes to California Program
On October 10, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law AB 187 that amends California’s Used Mattress Recovery and Recycling Act (SB 254). The amendments include the following important changes to the legal obligations of mattress manufacturers, distributors and retailers:

Effective January 1, 2020

Futons have been added to California’s definition of “mattress.” For these purposes, a futon must meet the general definition of a mattress, which the law defines as “a resilient material or combination of materials that is enclosed by a ticking, is used alone or in combination with other products, and is intended for or promoted for sleeping upon.” The fee and recycling obligations apply only to the futon mattress. They do not apply to the futon frame or base. These changes only affect Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) program participants in California. Futons are not included in MRC’s Connecticut or Rhode Island programs.

This change means that:

• Manufacturers of futons that are registered with MRC must update their company profiles at MRCreporting.org if they manufacture or sell futons to any California end users.

• Manufacturers of futons that are not registered with MRC but that manufacture or sell futons to California end users must register their brands and URNs at MRCreporting.org.

• Retailers that are not registered with MRC but sell futons to California end users must register at MRCreporting.org.

• Retailers must collect a recycling fee of $10.50 on each futon sold on or after January 1, 2020 to any end user in California. Retailers must report and remit the collected fees to MRC monthly.

• Futons will be accepted at MRC recyclers as part of the California program beginning January 1, 2020.

Effective March 1, 2020

Parties that distribute mattresses to retailers or other sellers that will ultimately be sold to California end users on or after March 1, 2020 must register with MRCreporting.org as a “distributor” or update their existing profile to include this information.

Effective January 1, 2021

Under SB 254, a California retailer that delivers a new mattress to a consumer must offer to pick up a used mattress at the time of delivery at no additional cost to the consumer. This requirement does not apply if (a) the used mattress to be picked up is contaminated and poses a risk to personnel, new products, or equipment; or (b) the new mattress was purchased online and delivered by common carrier.

AB 187 eliminates the exception for mattresses delivered by common carrier. This means that a party that sells mattresses to end users in California on or after January 1, 2021 and delivers them by common carrier must offer to pick up a used mattress for recycling from that consumer at no additional charge within 30 days of the delivery of the new mattress (unless the used mattress is contaminated and poses a risk to personnel, new products, or equipment).

To register or update your registration, visit MRCreporting.org. For more information, contact MRC at info@mattressrecyclingcouncil.org or 1-855-229-1691.

Need help?
For more information about the Mattress Recycling Council, please visit www.mattressrecyclingcouncil.org.
For help with registration, reporting and fee remittance, contact us by clicking here, or by calling: 1-888-646-6815.
If you have other questions, please contact us at info@mattressrecyclingcouncil.org or by calling: 1-855-229-1691.