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California Mattress Recycling Fee…Like Recycling Cans? Not really…

January 7, 2016

MRC

So…December 30th, 2015 begins the California Mattress Recycle Fee to help promote recycling of mattresses. This is a charge of $11.00 per piece for every mattress and foundation sold in the state of California.

California’s Used Mattress Recovery and Recycling Act (enacted in 2013 and amended in 2014) requires mattress manufacturers to create a statewide recycling program for mattresses discarded in the state. The Program will be funded through an $11 recycling fee collected from consumers when a mattress or box spring is sold beginning Dec. 30, 2015.  The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) is a non-profit organization established by the mattress industry that has been certified by CalRecycle to develop and administer the Program.”

On the surface we like this idea. Mattress recycling has got to be a HUGE issue. Originally, we thought that this fee was not only going to assist in recycling mattresses, but as a side effect it could go a long way to helping to curb the proliferation of used and rebuilt mattresses in the marketplace. But does it really do that? We’re not so sure.

Currently there are many manufacturers that make rebuilt and sanitized mattresses in the California market. We at Dreamland aren’t fans of the rebuilt industry. We’ve all seen trucks of every size and shape laden with used mattresses driving down the street. Chances are excellent that the mattresses on these trucks aren’t heading to recycling centers, rather they are going to companies that “rebuild” these old mattresses to be sold again to the consumer. On average companies pay about $5 per piece for these used mattresses and foundations.

So one might think that with a new “CRV” for mattresses that these trucks full of used mattresses would be encouraged to return these beds to the state appointed recycling centers to redeem the $11 fee much in the way that we recycle aluminum cans. Even if the recycle refund was $7, leaving $4 per mattress and box to fund the operating expenses of the state, it would be much more beneficial to recycle the mattresses rather then taking them to be rebuilt. Kill 2 birds with one stone…promote recycling and reduce the used bedding market…right? Not so much.

If a guy with a truck filled with mattresses and boxes goes to one of the state appointed recycling centers to turn mattresses in…they get zero. No recycle refund of any kind. So what does that mean? That means they will continue to take used mattresses and boxes to companies to be added to the consumer market again. And of course those mattresses don’t get recycled. We suppose it could be argued that having them rebuilt is in a sense recycling. But certainly not in the way the state would or should want it to be.

So now, let’s say a consumer who has paid the recycling fee wants to turn in their mattress themselves and recycle it and recoup the fee, or a portion of the fee, that they have paid at the time of purchase. What do they receive? Again, they get zero. Why would John Q. Public want to hump this old mattress way across town to recycle it? They get not a dime, and they have to do work to get it there. Additionally they are not required to do so. There is nothing in the new legislation that requires mattresses to be recycled.

How about the vendors that sell mattresses? We have to charge the consumer the fee, but even we are not required to recycle mattresses. We are required to pick up used mattresses from the consumer, for a fee, if requested by the consumer to do so. But we do not have to take them to a recycling center.

What do manufacturers need to do? Nothing, nada, zilch, zip…not a thing. Has anything changed in the rebuild industry at all? The answer to that simple question is no.

Some might be inclined to ask, if this is a recycle fee based on recycling, then why on Earth would I have to pay it at the time of purchase like a tax? Why not charge it at the time of recycle? Is it because no one is actually required to recycle?

That, my friends, is a question that we here at Dreamland cannot answer. We are simply to charge the customer and give the money over to the MRC. If you have questions about this, feel free to contact your congressman or senator. I have to be honest…I don’t ever remember voting on this legislation, and believe me, if legislation has the word mattress anywhere near it, I would have seen it!

All in all, does this legislation really address the issue of recycling? Not much from what I’ve seen. But admittedly I haven’t seen it all, so the jury is still out…I just hope that it isn’t a kangaroo court!

 

 

5 out of 5 Perfect Review At Yelp!

May 9, 2013
  • Review from Shelby L.
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Glendora, CA

5/7/2013

Bruce is training his daughter Courtney well! She was super knowledgeable about the products and was very caring and super helpful. She listened to my needs to the tee and I am so pleased with my purchase. So happy I found this place through yelp. I would never buy a mattress from anyone else again! I have been to so many mattress stores in the past couple months and would always be scared way from other places because of their pricing. I was quite pleased with the high quality mattresses and great pricing here & you can’t beat a lifetime warranty on their bed frames. I would recommend Dreamland 110%. I felt like I got a family hookup and I’m not even family LOL Keep up the good work.

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ANOTHER 5 Star Yelp.com Review for Dreamland!

July 12, 2012
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  • 5 Star Rating

Glendora, CA

7/9/2012

Best bed I’ve ever owned. I wake feeling like I had a healthy spine. Bruce patiently answered all of my questions and carefully considered my budget. He was humorously loquacious and propitiously informative. ( And ladies…good looking too!) The price was fine! The delivery men, Mark & Mike were courteous, respectful, quick, and professional. I’m very content with my wonderful new bed.

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Yelp Customer Review!

April 27, 2012
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5 Star Rating

My boyfriend and I were shopping for a new mattress and the first place we went to was our local Sit N Sleep. We “thought” we got a good deal on a mattress and we put half down on it because we still wanted to visit Dreamland before we made our final choice.  We had two friends previously buy mattresses from Dreamland and they were extremely pleased.

Needless to say, we cancelled our Sit n Sleep order the same day we went to Dreamland.  Bruce is the owner and he is such a nice guy and extremely helpful in helping you find the best mattress for your needs and price range.  We ended up getting an even better deal as well as a better mattress than what we would have gotten at another place.  Bruce was also nice enough to give us a free metal bed frame, free next day delivery along with set up and haul away of our old mattress.

If you are looking for a new mattress, do yourself a favor and go visit Bruce at Dreamland. I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed! Both my b/f and I are sleeping better than we have ever slept!

 

If you would like more information

Dreamland Discount Mattress

626-331-8044

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See Our 5 Star Rating On Yelp

 

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iGel Comfort Technology – The BEST in Cool Memory Foam

February 24, 2012

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“iGel Sets On SALE!

Compare this top quality Eco-friendly iGel queen set to other products at over $3699!

February and March’s  “Dream Deal” queen set is ONLY $1899!

NOW THE APRIL/MAY “DREAM DEAL” QUEEN SET ONLY $1299!!!!

You save a total of over $2400!

Come in today to reserve yours while this “Dream Deal” value lasts!

The world’s finest mattresses for the world’s finest homes. One of the largest, independent bedding manufacturers on the West Coast, the Spinal Care Collection’s fine, hand-crafted mattresses combine exclusive materials with experienced craftsmen, creating the most incredibly supportive, comfortable and dependable beds available today.

The Spinal Care iGelt combines gel and memory foam in the new iCool-Blu Gel Technology Memory Foam, which is 30% gel for cool support. Unlike other memory foams, which are white, the gel memory foam is bright blue, impregnated with pieces of resilient iCool-Blu Memory Foam. In the Spinal Care iGel mattress, the gel supports the memory foam and also provides conforming characteristics while keep you and your loved ones cooler than older style memory foams on the market.

Quilt – Top of Mattress

  • Celestia Eco-Friendly Fire Retardant

Comfort – Padding Layers

  • 2″ iCool Comfort Memory Foam
  • 2 3/4″ iCool-Blu Gel Technology Memory Foam
  • 1 1/2″ iCool-Blu Gel Technology Activity Foam
  • 1″ Spinal Support Soy Based 2.8 Density Support Foam

Spinal Support System

  • 6″ Spinal Support Core
  • 360 Degree Soy Based Foam Encasing

Foundation

  • Regular Foundation: 9″
  • Low Profile Foundation: 5″

Quality Made In: USA

Tis The Season! For DREAM DEALS!

November 26, 2011

The stress and strain of the Holidays is upon us!. Relatives are coming, rooms aren’t ready, and the gift shopping sure isn’t done!

Dreamland can help, at least with ONE of the things on your mind! Imagine a shopping experience so calm, engaging, and serene, that it’s like going shopping with a friend! It might even end up being fun!

Come in now to discover the lowest prices of the season! We have delivery, set up , and haul away of the old mattress available to help ease your tension and get your rooms ready for mom and dad or other relatives this Christmas!

Here’s a sample of the dream deals we have this month for you:

Queen Size Sleeping Fantasy Set only $399!

Queen Sunset PT Set only $499

Queen Size Therapedic Bamboo PT Set only $599!

Queen Le Nid Natural Cotton PT Set only $799

Queen Twilight Eco-friendly PT Set only $799

Queen Chateau Collection Capri PT Set only $899

Queen Spring Air Latex PT Set only 2699

Queen Spinal Care Box Top Bamboo & Memory Foam Set Only $1899

Queen Chateau Collection Barcelona Bamboo & Memory Foam Set only $1899

Queen Spring Air Four Seasons Serenity Latex Core PT Set Only 2499

Chateau Collection 2011 Fall Spectacular – The BEST Of The BEST For LESS!

January 3, 2011

.“Chateau Collection Barcelona Pillow Top Sets On SALE!

Compare this top quality eco-friendly queen set at over $3699!

February and March’s  “Dream Deal” queen set is ONLY $1899!

You save $800!

Come in today to reserve yours while this “Dream Deal” value lasts!

The world’s finest mattresses for the world’s finest homes. One of the largest, family-owned bedding manufacturers on the West Coast, the Chateau Collection’s fine, hand-crafted mattresses combine exclusive materials with experienced craftsmen, creating the most incredibly supportive, comfortable and dependable beds available today.

Materials from all over the globe—cashmere from Tibet, fine silk from China, wool from New Zealand, bamboo from Thailand, cottons from Alabama, and damasks from Belgium—are combined with pocketed coil spring units, the most technologically advanced , high-grade upholstery layers, natural latex materials and Chateau’s exclusive “edge” with buckskin suede border fabric.

Experience this blend of modern technology with timeless luxury in your pursuit of relaxation and rejuvenation.

A leader in Eco-Friendly materials, the Chateau Collection utilizes organic, cottons, wools, bamboo, and aloe vera. Soy based foams and Eco-Friendly fire retardants help to prevent out gassing of dangerous petro-chemical properties. Water based lamination of the padding layers doesn’t involve chemicals glues and helps to keep you and your loved ones safer!

Mattress Dream Deal Double Whammy!

July 14, 2010

Warehouse Stores: $1899.95 – $2899.99
It’s A Dream Deal!: $899.00 and Less!
You Save Up To $2,100.00!

The Queen  Willow Brook Pillowtop provides  one of our most outstanding  pillowtop feels. This cotton top Pillowtop has an amazingly luxurious feel with an orthopedically correct woven pocketed coil innerspring unit. Motion separation technology helps you sleep soundly even when your partner moves. Pressure relief natural 100% Organic Cottons makes this set a truly luxurious mattress.  You cannot find a better pillowtop  in Los Angeles county for the money! Feel good in knowing that you are supporting a healthy Earth with this eco-friendly product! Better for you AND the environment! Also Available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Full XL, King, and Cal King sizes. Queen dream Deal ONLY $599! Unbelievable!

  • Meets the requirements of 16 CFR Part 1633 – Federal flammability (open flame) standards
  • 1 oz. FlameGuard™ Rayon Fiber
  • 1 1/4” Super Plush  Organic Cotton  batting
  • Pressure Relief Inlay (2″)
  • Additional Organic Cotton batting for superior breathability
  • Patented Convoluted Foam AirFlo System®
    Description: Exclusive, high quality, contoured, plush foam layer
    Benefit: Provides a firm yet comfortable feel while supply an ample amount of breathability to your mattress.
  • 3/4” Insulator
  • 2″ Natural Non Organic Cottons
  • Cotton fabric for a luxurious feel
  • 690 FE – Marshall Unit Woven Pocketed Coil® Double Tempered Innerspring
  • Coil Density: Pocketed 14.5 Ga.
  • 360 Degree All Natural Bio-Foam® Encasing
  • Mattress thickness: 14”
  • Queen 2-pc Mattress Set dimensions:
    60” W x 80” L x 24.5” H
    Weight: 156 lbs

The Serenity Memory Foam Mattress provides  the best combination of Memory Foam, Eco-Healthy, Thinking, and Technology to provide the greatest Memory Foam set we’ve ever seen.   This cotton top soy based memory foam has an amazingly luxurious feel with an orthopedically correct 5Lb  density. Motion separation technology helps you sleep soundly even when your partner moves. Topped by a pressure relief natural 100% Organic Cottons makes this set a cool cool contrast to the quickly overheating memory foam mattresses that most vendors carry.  You cannot find a better memory foam mattress in Los Angeles county for the money! Feel good in knowing that you are supporting a healthy Earth with this eco-friendly product! Better for you AND the environment! Also Available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Full XL, King, and Cal King sizes. Queen dream Deal ONLY $799! Unbelievable!

  • Meets the requirements of 16 CFR Part 1633 – Federal flammability (open flame) standards
  • 1 oz. FlameGuard™ Rayon Fiber
  • 1 1/2” Super Plush  Organic Cotton  batting
  • Pressure Relief Inlay (4″) 5 lb. Aerus ™ Visco Memory Foam
  • Additional Organic Cotton batting for superior breathability
  • Patented Convoluted Foam AirFlo System®
    Description: Exclusive, high quality, contoured, plush foam layer
    Benefit: Provides a firm yet comfortable feel while supply an ample amount of breathability to your mattress.
  • 1/2” Insulator
  • 2.8 Full Density Support Layer for Extreme Durability
  • Cotton fabric for a luxurious feel
  • 360 Degree All Natural Bio-Foam® Encasing
  • Mattress thickness: 11”
  • Queen 2-pc Mattress Set dimensions:
    60” W x 80” L x 24.5” H
    Weight: 147 lbs

Welcome

October 28, 2009

My name is Bruce and I am the Mattress Man!

I have 30 years experience in the industry. Welcome to my blog!

This blog will be an informative and hopefully fun way to look at mattresses and the mattress industry.

Recommendations, raves, rants, and general mayhem!

If you live in Southern California and need a truly great deal on a mattress make sure to check the “Dreamland Special Mattress Sales” link in the “Categories” section!

Have a great day!

Bruce Burnett
Owner
Dreamland Discount Mattress
1007 N. Azusa Ave Covina CA 91722
626 331-8044

Re: Restonic

October 28, 2009

> Anyone have any input on these beds?

Restonic is an independent mattress company with retail outlets and factories across the country. Founded in 1938 they have received Consumer Digest Best Buy nods on 6 occasions. They are headquartered in Buffalo New York.

They have a pretty slick website at: http://www.restonic.com

As with ALL mattress companies, there are good beds and those that are not so good. Same is true for Restonic.

In your case there a couple of interesting points:

1) A 100% latex bed should have been great for your back. It sounds like something may have been up with that…but not knowing the situation it’s tough to say. But generally speaking, latex kicks some serious butt.

2) Your weight is light…even though it’s normal for pillow top mattresses to show body impressions, for your case, it was very fast. If you don’t want body impressions so quickly then a bed without a big slab of extra padding that can matte down on top would likely be a good idea…perhaps a plush or even a luxury firm may be the ticket for you.

If you live in the Los Angeles area of California, Dreamland Mattress in Covina can get you a Stresso-pedic mattress of whatever type you like.

I’m always happy to answer any type of mattress inquiry. I have 30 years experience in the industry.

Check out my blog at: https://dreamlandmattress.wordpress.com

Email me at: dreamlanddiscountmattress@gmail.com

Or call me at 626 331-8044 and I’ll try to answer any questions that you may have. I give honest opinions and believe me, I have a lot of them.

Have a great day!

Bruce Burnett
Dreamland Discount Mattress
1007 N. Azusa Ave Covina CA 91723
626 331-8044