Based in the Northeast, Fallon will be responsible for leading MRC’s day-to-day operations and managing the program coordinators as they work with their states’ municipalities, retailers, transporters and recyclers.
Prior to this promotion, Fallon served as the Northeast program coordinator for MRC. She led the design, implementation and launch of Bye Bye Mattress in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Under her leadership, these state programs have flourished says MRC, and California’s program team has adopted many of her best practices. Fallon has more than 20 years of experience managing solid waste and recycling programs, leading public education and outreach activities, and overseeing contracting and vendor communications for public and private entities.
“Justine is well respected in the recycling industry and waste management arena and has demonstrated a robust understanding of governance and regulatory process and issues,” says Ryan Trainer, president of MRC and the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA). “We are pleased to have her fully ingrained in our team and remain confident that she has the leadership abilities and project management skills to nurture all of our state programs.”
The MRC is an organization formed by the mattress industry to operate recycling programs in states that have enacted mattress recycling laws, which includes Connecticut, California and Rhode Island. More than 1 million mattresses are recycled each year, WPC says. Each state’s program is funded by a recycling fee that is collected when a mattress or box spring is sold.