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7 Rivers Recycling at the Iowa Recycling & Solid Waste Management Conference

October 01, 2019

7 Rivers Recycling's co-owner, Brian Tippetts, had the privilege to present about the importance of mattress recycling at the Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference in October 2019. 

Business Friend of the Environment Award Finalist -- 7 Rivers Recycling

August 09, 2019

7 Rivers Recycling has been nominated as a finalist for the 2019 Business Friend of the Environment Award.  The award will be presented by Wisconsin Manufactures & Commerce in Madison on August 13th, 2019!

Brian Tippetts, Co-Owner of 7 Rivers Recycling, spends his evening in Black River speaking on the importance of mattress recycling.

Staff members from Hilltopper Refuse and Recycling, D&M Recycling and La Crosse County Solid Waste Department accept AROW recycling award.

News 8 gets up and personal with Wisconsin's only mattress recycler.

7 Rivers Recycling, LLC (7RR) receives 2018 Sustainable Processor Award

June 01, 2018

7RR is Wisconsin’s only mattress recycler, which has been processing mattresses since 2014.

Pictured are, left to right, Gabe Nugent(7RR), Larry Hougom (7RR), Tom Eggert (Executive Director of the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council), and Brian Tippetts (7RR)

7RR Force for Positive Change Finalist

March 09, 2018

7 Rivers Recycling is a 2018 Force for Positive Change award finalist, placing it in the top 20% of a very talented and high impact group of social enterprises doing amazing work across Wisconsin. The Force for Positive Change award is a statewide competition that focuses on social entrepreneurship sponsored by Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) and hosted by Marquette University.

Social Entrepreneurship and Recycling Podcast

January 11, 2018

BS with Bob Schmidt

Click below to listen to a thought provoking conversation with Brian Tippetts from 7 Rivers Recycling about making money with recycled products.

"Make Mattress Money" Contest Winners Announced

March 07, 2017

The winners of our Make Mattress Money upcycle idea contest have been announced! The winners are, in order from left to right in the picture above: Wyatt Weege (wine rack), Willow Corriveau (lighted craft canvas), and Adam Scholze (foam painting blocks). Also pictured are Joe Etten of Up-Cycle (far right) and Brian Tippetts of 7 Rivers Recycling (second from right). Each winner received a $100 award! Click on the "More" button below to see the original press release for this contest.

Presidents' Day Mattress Recycling Sale

February 20, 2017

7 Rivers Recycling hosted a one-day-only Presidents' Day mattress recycling sale offering customers 33% off the regular price to recycle mattresses where one dollar from each of those sales was donated to The Salvation Army.

Students Pitch Ideas for Upcycling Mattresses during 'Shark Tank' Event

November 11, 2016

7 Rivers Recycling and Up-Cycle announced the Make Mattress Money upcycle idea contest. To launch this they partnered with 7 Rivers Community High School to host a 'Shark Tank' style event where students from the school got the first chance at pitching their ideas for upcycling the mattress materials to a panel of judges.

Make Mattress Money upcycle idea contest with 7 Rivers Community High School

November 11, 2016

Aspiring entrepreneurs at 7 Rivers High School got a chance to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges Friday morning.  In an effort to promote mattress recycling, 7 Rivers Recycling and a company called Up-Cycle, collaborated and gave the students materials from recycled mattresses.  Students were then challenged to use the materials to create a product they would sell. They're now on a mission to prove something important.

Recycled Mattress Material Used For Weed-Free Bed?

June 23, 2016

Scott Smith with Coulee Region Ecoscapes is experimenting with using shoddy pad, a landscape fabric made from recycled mattresses, for weed-free landscape beds. Onalaska's 7 Rivers Recycling, LLC is hoping to develop a market for the material, which would otherwise end up in landfills.

Logo Contest Winner Announced

May 15, 2015

A contest was announced to all schools in the 7 Rivers region for the best logo to be designed for 7 Rivers Recycling, LLC.  We received many creative entries, with Jack Pretasky of Central High School designing the winning logo.

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