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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. As part of this contract, UTEC is currently working with the following cities and towns: Framingham, Halifax, Hanson, Hingham, Medfield, Natick, Needham, Norwood, Pembroke, Scituate, Sherborn, Southborough.

In addition, UTEC Mattress Recycling services the following towns independently of DEP: Acton, Kingston, Hanover.

UTEC also provides weekly curbside pick-ups for residents in Lowell, MA (schedule a Lowell pick-up online), and monthly pick-ups in Newburyport, MA.

Don’t see your town mentioned? Contact your local DPW and ask how mattresses and box springs are recycled in your area or contact us to learn more about our drop-off options.

Schools & Universities: If your campus has unwanted mattresses, we will take care of them. With clients in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, we will help determine the best way to remove the mattresses without interfering with busy move-out seasons or day-to-day operations. Contact our business team to learn more.

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. Contact our business team to learn more.

Furniture, Clean-out & Demolition, and Other Companies:: UTEC offers direct warehouse drop-offs or container collections throughout the New England area. Contact our business team to learn more.

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.

 

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CascadeAlliance

The Cascade Alliance supports UTEC and our Mattress Recycling program through consultation and financial resources.

Customer and Client Testimonials

“Being able to recycle our mattresses is important for our commitment to sustainability at Lesley University. We switched our mattress recycling vendor when we learned that UTEC supports at-risk youth. Their professionalism and ease of recycling made the transition very simple.”

- Michael Orr, Sustainability Coordinator, Lesley University

“UTEC Mattress Recycling, Massachusetts’s only mattress de-manufacturing program, was conceived in partnership with Lowell’s SW&R Office. We are committed to this strong program with fair pricing, great customer service and awesome results!”

- G. Wellenstein, Solid Waste & Recycling Office, DPW, Lowell