Assemblymember Kevin McCarty Earns Mattress Recycling Council's Environmental Stewardship Award

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG)  |  Mattress Recycling Council Release

Protecting the American River, championing greywater recycling among achievements

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - Today, Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) and the Bye Bye Mattress Program announced Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) as a recipient of the 2018 Environmental Stewardship Award for his outstanding commitment toward protecting California’s environment and strengthening statewide recycling efforts. The Environmental Stewardship Award recognizes and commends California legislators who have made significant contributions toward protecting California’s environment and who best exemplify environmental stewardship.

“Assemblymember McCarty has made tremendous strides through his strong leadership in protecting the American River and strengthening greywater recycling. He’s a strong environmental ally who takes the initiative on a wide range of environmental issues,” said MRC Managing Director Mike O’Donnell. “We applaud the fine work the Assembly member has conducted on behalf of all Californians.”

Assembymember McCarty’s efforts to increase the collection and recycling of greywater, improve the process for environmentally friendly infill projects and protecting the American River were key drivers toward earning this award.

The award was presented during an Aug. 7 ceremony at the Assemblymember’s Sacramento District Office.

About Mattress Recycling Council and Bye Bye Mattress

The Mattress Recycling Council was formed by the mattress industry to operate recycling programs (known as Bye Bye Mattress) in states which have enacted mattress recycling laws – California, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Since its inception in 2016, the program has recycled more than 2 million mattresses in California through a network of partnerships with local governments, solid waste facilities, nonprofit organizations and small and minority-owned businesses throughout the state. During the past two years, recycled materials include more than 70 million pounds of steel, fiber, wood and foam diverted from statewide landfills which have been repurposed into a wide range of new products, including carpet padding, appliances, steel components, biomass fuel and mulch. For more information, go to