UTEC, a Lowell-based youth services organization picks up, deconstructs and recycles mattresses from across northern New England. We contract with municipalities, hotels, schools, universities, assisted living facilities and hospitals. Our youth participate with the pick-ups and deconstruct the mattresses at our Lawrence facility while learning valuable workplace skills.
If you’re interested in learning more about our recycling programs, and services, please contact us at 978-856-3997.
SERVING CUSTOMERS ACROSS NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND
UTEC Mattress Recycling picks up and recycles mattresses from a wide range of businesses, agencies and organizations across northern New England. We work with customers to determine the best disposal method of unwanted mattresses to divert them from landfills and incinerators.
Municipalities: The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection recently selected UTEC as a qualified vendor to provide statewide mattress recycling services to state organizations including cities and towns. UTEC currently provides weekly curbside pick-ups in Lowell, MA (schedule a Lowell pick-up online), and monthly pick-ups in Newburyport.
Schools & Universities: If your campus has unwanted mattresses, we will take care of them.With clients in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, we serve our community to determine the best way to remove the mattresses without interfering with day-to-day operations.
Hotels, Hospitals & Senior Living Centers: UTEC can provide one-stop pick-ups or assist with the moving in and removal of mattresses. Depending on the need, we can schedule the jobs to take just a couple of hours or we can spread them out over multiple days.
SERVING THE ENVIRONMENT
When we divert mattresses from the waste stream, we recycle roughly 85% of each piece, by weight. UTEC youth hand-cut the mattresses and recycle the steel, foam, wood, some of the toppers and cotton. We are happy to provide you with a certificate to acknowledge your efforts to divert mattresses from landfills and incinerators while helping our young people gain valuable work experience.
SERVING HIGH-IMPACT YOUTH
UTEC Mattress Recycling begins the journey of providing access to socio-economic success by providing employment opportunities for Lowell and Lawrence youth with proven risk factors, such as gang or criminal involvement. UTEC Mattress Recycling enables our youth to gain on-the-job experience and learn valuable work place skills while learning the values of reuse, re-purposing and recycling.
The Boston Globe featured UTEC in an August 2015 feature on the Commonwealth’s commitment to diverting more mattresses from the waste stream. See the full article and video of our facility in action.