“End-of-life” mattresses and box springs are often discarded in landfills or illegally dumped, creating problems for Maryland’s waste-management goals and the state’s landfill lifespan. But legislation that would have helped address depleting landfill space and illegal disposal did not pass in the General Assembly this session and will not become a law this year. Del. Terri Hill, D-Baltimore and Howard counties, introduced House bill 502 to encourage Maryland jurisdictions to consider other states’ models for mattress and box-spring recycling. The bill passed the House but failed to advance in the Senate this session.
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