While Connecticut became the first state in the nation to pass a mattress recycling law, California may not be far behind.
Senate Bill 254, which would require mattress manufacturers to establish and implement market based collection and recycling programs for used mattresses, passed the Senate 32-5. It now moves to the Assembly.
A number of mattress manufacturers, including Select Comfort and Tempur-Pedic, have issued support for the measure, and the International Sleep Products Association helped push for the legislation.
Under the bill, mattress manufacturers would have to submit a plan for recycling used mattresses by April 1, 2015 to CalRecycle.
Californians Against Waste said the law would lift the financial burden of disposing illegally dumped mattresses from cities to the manufacturers.