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Andre Williams, a worker at Park City Green in Bridgeport, deconstructs a mattress. (Ryan King/WNPR)
Andre Williams, a worker at Park City Green in Bridgeport, deconstructs a mattress. (Ryan King/WNPR)
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If you've ever moved, you know what a pain it can be to transport a mattress. They're bulky, tough to carry and take up lots of space. They're also really hard to throw out.

As Patrick Skahill of Here & Now contributing station WNPR reports, Connecticut is looking to solve that problem by introducing the nation's first state-sponsored mattress recycling program. The goal is to get old beds off the curb and into the renewable waste stream.

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This segment aired on May 26, 2015.

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