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Thanks to the Mattress Recycling Council’s (MRC) Bye Bye Mattress Program, Brisbane residents can now recycle mattresses and box springs for free at Blue Line Transfer Station! (This is in addition to mattresses/box springs able to be collected no-charge from single-family homes through the SSF Scavenger On-Call Cleanup program.)
To avoid charges for the Bye Bye Mattress Program, bring no more than one load per day and bring only mattresses/box springs. Up to 4 units accepted for no-charge.
SSF Scavenger Company and Blue Line Transfer are proud to join the Program’s growing collection network and to be helping the MRC reach its goal of diverting 1 million mattresses from California’s landfills each year.
The mattresses and box springs collected at Blue Line will be hauled to an East Bay facility for recycling.
The Mattress Recycling Process
Most recyclers currently use the following process to dismantle a mattress:
- The top mattress layer (including the outer fabric) is cut, peeled and separated from the mattress’ interior materials (which can include fiber, polyurethane or latex foam and steel springs).
- The interior materials are pulled apart and separated by type.
- Foam, fiber and other soft commodities are baled and compressed for transport to scrap dealers or companies that will consume them to make new products.
- Metal springs from mattresses and box springs are extracted and sent to scrap recyclers that will sell them to steel mills and foundries.
- Wood is chipped or shredded.
Uses for Old Mattress Components
More than 80% of a used mattress’ components can be recycled —the metal springs, foam, wood and fibers — and made into new useful products. For example:
- The steel springs are recycled as metal scrap and can be melted and used to make new appliances, building materials and other steel products.
- The foam can be turned into carpet underlayment or animal bed padding.
- The wooden frames can be shredded to produce landscaping mulch.
- The cotton and other fiber can be used in industrial oil filters and other textile applications.
To learn more about Bye Bye Mattress, please visit www.ByeByeMattress.com.
Artists’ Evening of Sharing
Saturday, Feb 4th, 7:30pm
Mission Blue Center, 475 Mission Blue Dr.
No Admission Fee! All Ages Welcomed!
Memorial for Long Time Brisbane
Resident & Eagle Sharon Tripp
Saturday, Feb 4th, 2-4pm
@ Eagles Hall
People’s State of the Union
Saturday, Jan 28th, 10am-Noon
Brisbane Sierra Point Yacht Club
Open and Free to the Public
Lipman E-Waste Event
Saturday, Jan 28th, 10am-2pm
1 Solano St.
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The People’s State of the Union Story Circle Gathering
Saturday, January 28th from 10am - noon (Please be prompt)
at the Sierra Point Yacht Club, 500 Sierra Point Pkwy, Brisbane, CA 94005
An RSVP would be appreciated to help with planning | Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
The people-powered U.S. Department of Arts and Culture has just launched the next National Action, the People’s State of the Union http://usdac.us/psotu, and would love to have you engaged in this powerful annual civic ritual. Their message is that democracy is a conversation, not a monologue; it takes all our stories, not a single speech—this year more than ever, people will welcome the opportunity to sit in circles, speak their truth, and listen deeply to others.
Brisbane Artist and USDAC Cultural Agent, Beth Grossman is hosting this special event. Please invite all your friends. This event is for the general public and is free of charge. A special thank you to the Sierra Point Yacht Club for providing their space and making it open to the public.
This is a powerful way of coming together, getting to know one another, and reflecting on the state of our community, country, and world. No need to prepare anything. Just show up and participate!
This year, over 100 Story Circles around the United States will take place between 27 January and 5 February 2017. Once again, the culminating element of *#PSOTU2017* will be a collaborative poem inspired by people’s stories and created by poets across the U.S.
The 2017 *Poetic Address to the Nation* will be performed live in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 11th from 6:30pm 8:30pm and will be web-streamed, and later broadcast via Free Speech TV.
In order to make necessary improvements to the water main, water service will be temporarily shutdown between the hours of 9am-4pm on Thursday, 1/26/17 at the addresses highlighted in red on Solano St., Mendocino St. and Visitacion Ave. (click on the map to view larger). Road closures will be in effect in this area on Wednesday, 1/25 and Thursday, 1/26, between the hours of 8am-5pm.
Notices are being hand delivered today to each address impacted by the service shutdown on Thursday. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding as the work is being completed. If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at (415) 508-2130.
In Loving Memory of
Louise (Louigie) Busse
8/31/39 – 1/17/17
The SF Shakespeare Festival Presents:
The Twelfth Night
Sunday, January 22nd, 2:00pm
Mission Blue Center, FREE!
Brisbane Parks & Recreation Presents:
At Mission Blue Center