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

January 7, 2016

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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!

 

 

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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.

If you would like more information

Dreamland Discount Mattress

626-331-8044

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Another Yelp.com Customer review of Dreamland Mattress!

July 12, 2012
  • Review from Denise D.

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    Covina, CA

    6/6/2012

    Let me start off by saying the Bruce is super cool.  I walked in on a Friday afternoon and had a mattress by Saturday afternoon.  My fiance (now husband) was moving in that weekend and I was in desperate need of a mattress set.  I did a quick yelp search and based on the reviews decided to come to Dreamland.  I’m sure glad I came here.
    I first noticed the awesome music playing in the store.  No elevator music here.  Bruce is a music lover and you can tell by the different types of music playing.  He asked me a few questions and then showed my different options within my price range.  Bruce even explained a lot about the mattress industry that I didn’t know.  Mostly shady stuff that he doesn’t like to involve himself with.  I spent  longer in the store than I intended but Bruce was so very charismatic and a great storyteller.  So much so you won’t want to leave.  But when you do, you’ll leave the store with a great mattress, some money still left in your pocket and smile of your face.

If you would like more information

Dreamland Discount Mattress

626-331-8044

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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