Mattress Recycling

Overview

Madd Love Market’s Mattress Recycling Social Enterprise serves individuals and communities by providing environmentally friendly disposal of used mattresses and box springs.

Our team manually deconstruct and extract recyclable material from mattresses and box springs, with an average of 85% of the mattress being recycled. Our young adults participate in deconstruction as well as unloading deliveries of mattresses, and develop valuable warehouse skills.

How it Works

Serving New England

Serving the Environment

Serving Young Adults

We contract with municipalities, hotels, schools, universities, assisted living facilities, hospitals, and correctional facilities. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection selected UTEC as a qualified vendor to provide statewide mattress recycling services to state organizations including cities and towns.

UTEC currently provides mattress recycling services for the following cities and towns: Acton, Bedford, Carlisle, Cambridge, Framingham, Hanover, Kingston, Lowell,, Marblehead, Medfield, Newburyport, Norwood, Pembroke, Sherborn, and Winchester. 

If you’d like to discuss partnering with our mattress recycling team, contact us today!

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, providing a quantifiable relief to the environmental harm caused by mattresses going to landfills and incinerators.

Mattress Recycling is the first stop of our Workforce Development program for Young Adults entering UTEC. During their time in the warehouse, Young Adults gain essential entry-level work
skills and benefit from a curriculum grounded in Socio-Emotional and soft skill development. Madd Love Market Mattress Recycling enables our youth to gain hands-on industrial / warehousing experience in a safe, structured workplace while gaining an understanding of the environmental impact they are delivering through their work.”

Success Stories

FAQs

Is there a limit to how many items I can schedule for pick-up?

Residential Customers (Lowell, Cambridge, or Newburyport): There is a 10 piece per pick-up limit.

Business Customers: There is no limit.

I don’t live in a town that is serviced by UTEC Mattress Recycling. Can I drop off my mattress at your facility?

Yes. Residential customers may schedule a drop-off in advance by calling our call center number, 978.856.3997. All drop-offs must be paid for before they are brought to our mattress facility, and you must present a receipt. We do not give out the address for our facility until we receive payment.

Hours for drop-off are generally 8:00 am – 2:30 pm, Monday – Friday.

Do I need to be home for the pick-up?

No. Mattresses should be placed curbside or within site of the street by 7:00 am the morning of the pick-up. The UTEC Mattress Recycling crew will pick up the mattresses or box springs before 3:00 pm. Similar to the way trash is collected, it is expected that the items are not placed in the street or walkway prior to your collection date. Our crew is prohibited from entering homes or apartments to pick up mattresses.

When do mattress pick-ups occur?

Cambridge: Curbside pickups occur weekly. Online requests can be made at any time online here.

Lowell: Curbside pickups occur weekly on Wednesdays. Online orders can be made at any time, and your credit card will be charged to confirm the order. IMPORTANT: Your pickup date will be sent via email by our scheduling team within 2 business days. Please do not put your items out prior to receiving a confirmed pickup date.

Newburyport: Pickups occur monthly. To sign up for your pickup, go to Newburyport City Hall, Health Department (lower level).

Who do I call if I have a problem?

You can contact us here or call 978.856.3997

Can I get a pick-up if I am not in a town currently serviced by UTEC?

Don’t see your town/city mentioned? Contact your local DPW and ask how mattresses and box springs are recycled in your area or book a drop-off at our mattress facility in Lawrence.

Support Our Cause – Check with your local town or recycling office to see if UTEC Mattress Recycling is an option for your city or town.

Will UTEC Mattress Recycling pick up other items like couches, futons, and appliances?

No. UTEC will only pick-up standard mattresses and box springs. Consult with your town to determine who picks up these other items.

What happens during holidays or bad weather?

UTEC does not schedule pick-ups on Holidays. Severe weather or other unforeseen events may force us to cancel or reschedule pick-up dates. In this occurrence, customers will be contacted via email and are expected to retrieve items from the street/walkway until a new collection date is confirmed.

Can I donate my mattress?

All mattresses received are deconstructed, allowing us to divert the materials from the waste stream. This is a labor-intensive service, which is why we charge a fee for recycling. We do not consider any mattresses received as a donation and unfortunately cannot generate letters stating that you donated your mattress.

Are the UTEC young adults paid for their work?

Yes. Young people working in our enterprises are paid the equivalent of minimum wage for their work.

Schedule Service

UTEC accepts drop-offs of non-infested mattresses from residents of any community at our warehouse in Lawrence, MA. Schedule a time to drop off your mattresses to be recycled.

Monday ()
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8:30 am – 2pm
8:30 am – 2pm
8:30 am – 2pm
8:30 am – 2pm
8:30 am – 2pm

Mattress

Box Springs

Thank you for taking the step to recycle your mattress!

Scheduling pick-up with UTEC Mattress Recycling is now done through Acton’s online scheduling system.

If you have questions, please contact Acton Public Works at (978) 929-7740

Curbside pickups occur bi-weekly on Tuesdays. Mattresses must be placed on the curb
outside your building by 7:30 am on the day of your pick-up.

Under strict instructions, our crew will not go onto people’s private property and will only remove mattresses that are curbside and off of an individual’s property. If you have specific requirements for your residence, please include a clear and concise note for our dispatch team.

*Please allow 1-2 business days for scheduling of orders. You will receive an automatic
email with your pick-up date – please check your spam folders.

NOTE: For the safety and wellness of our team and to prevent cross-contamination of our inventory, UTEC has a strict policy of rejecting mattresses discovered or known to have bed bug infestation. If your mattress is infested with bed bugs please contact your town’s DPW for alternatives for disposal.

Tuesday ()
Tuesday ()
7:30 am – 2pm

Mattress

Box Springs

Curbside pickups occur bi-weekly on Mondays. Mattresses must be placed on the curb outside your building by 7:30 am on the day of your pick-up. Under strict instructions, our crew will not go onto people’s private property and will only remove mattresses that are curbside and off of an individual’s property. If you have specific requirements for your residence, please include a clear and concise note for our dispatch team.

*PLEASE NOTE: that we will choose the first available date (generally within 1-2 weeks), unless otherwise directed. If you need to schedule for a future date, please note this in the comments section on the next page.

*Please allow 1-2 business days for scheduling of orders. You will receive an automatic email with your pick-up date – please check your spam folders.

NOTE: For the safety and wellness of our team and to prevent cross-contamination of our inventory, UTEC has a strict policy of rejecting mattresses discovered or known to have bed bug infestation. If your mattress is infested with bed bugs please contact your town’s DPW for alternatives for disposal

Tuesday ()
Tuesday ()
7:30 am – 2pm

Mattress

Box Springs

Curbside pickups occur bi-weekly on Mondays.

Mattresses must be placed on the curb outside your building by 7:30 am on the day of your pick-up. If you live in a condo complex, you must provide clear instructions as to the exact location of your mattress and how to reach it once the driver is in the complex. If the driver cannot see your mattress while in front of your residence, they will call the listed telephone number for that address. Under strict instructions, our crew will not go onto people’s private property and will only remove mattresses that are curbside and off of an individual’s property. If you have specific requirements for your residence, please include a clear and concise note for our dispatch team.

*Please allow 1-2 business days for scheduling of orders. You will receive an automatic email with your pick-up date – please check your spam folders.

NOTE: For the safety and wellness of our team and to prevent cross-contamination of our inventory, UTEC has a strict policy of rejecting mattresses discovered or known to have bed bug infestation. If your mattress is infested with bed bugs please contact your town’s DPW for alternatives for disposal.

Monday ()
Monday ()
7:30 am – 2pm

Mattress

Box Springs

Thank you for taking the step to recycle your mattress!

Scheduling pick-up with UTEC Mattress Recycling is now done through Cambridge’s online scheduling system.

If you have questions, please contact Cambridge Public Works at 617-349-4800.

Thank you for taking the step to recycle your mattress!

Scheduling pick-up with UTEC Mattress Recycling is now done through Carlisle’s online scheduling system.

If you have questions, please contact the Carlisle Select Board at (978) 369-6136.

Curbside pickups occur bi-weekly on Mondays. Curbside pickup of your mattress or box spring is $30 per piece (note: split/king box springs count as two pieces)

Mattresses must be placed on the curb outside your building by 7:30 am on the day of your pick-up. If you live in a condo complex, you must provide clear instructions as to the exact location of your mattress and how to reach it once the driver is in the complex. If the driver cannot see your mattress while in front of your residence, they will call the listed telephone number for that address. Under strict instructions, our crew will not go onto people’s private property and will only remove mattresses that are curbside and off of an individual’s property. If you have specific requirements for your residence, please include a clear and concise note for our dispatch team.

*Please allow 1-2 business days for scheduling of orders. You will receive an automatic email with your pick-up date – please check your spam folders.

NOTE: For the safety and wellness of our team and to prevent cross-contamination of our inventory, UTEC has a strict policy of rejecting mattresses discovered or known to have bed bug infestation. If your mattress is infested with bed bugs please contact your town’s DPW for alternatives for disposal.

Tuesday ()
Tuesday ()
7:30 am – 2pm

Mattress

Box Springs

Curbside pickups occur bi-weekly on Tuesdays. Mattresses must be placed on the curb outside your building by 7:30 am on the day of your pick-up. Under strict instructions, our crew will not go onto people’s private property and will only remove mattresses that are curbside and off of an individual’s property. If you have specific requirements for your residence, please include a clear and concise note for our dispatch team.

*PLEASE NOTE: that we will choose the first available date (generally within 1-2 weeks), unless otherwise directed. If you need to schedule for a future date, please note this in the comments section on the next page.

“NOTE: For the safety and wellness of our team and to prevent cross-contamination of our inventory, UTEC has a strict policy of rejecting mattresses discovered or known to have bed bug infestation. If your mattress is infested with bed bugs please contact your town’s DPW for alternatives for disposal.”

*Please allow 1-2 business days for scheduling of orders. You will receive an automatic email with your pick-up date – please check your spam folders.

Monday ()
Monday ()
7:30 am – 2pm

Mattress

Box Springs

Thank you for taking the step to recycle your mattress!

Scheduling pick-up with UTEC Mattress Recycling is now done through Framingham’s online scheduling system.

If you have questions, please contact Framingham Sanitation Division at 508-532-6001

Curbside pickups occur weekly on Wednesdays. Mattresses must be placed on the curb outside your building by 7:30 am on the day of your pick-up. Under strict instructions, our crew will not go onto people’s private property and will only remove mattresses that are curbside and off of an individual’s property. If you have specific requirements for your residence, please include a clear and concise note for our dispatch team.

*PLEASE NOTE: that we will choose the first available date (generally within 1-2 weeks), unless otherwise directed. If you need to schedule for a future date, please note this in the comments section on the next page.

“NOTE: For the safety and wellness of our team and to prevent cross-contamination of our inventory, UTEC has a strict policy of rejecting mattresses discovered or known to have bed bug infestation. If your mattress is infested with bed bugs please contact your town’s DPW for alternatives for disposal.”

*Please allow 1-2 business days for scheduling of orders. You will receive an automatic email with your pick-up date – please check your spam folders.

Wednesday ()
7:30 am – 2pm

Mattress

Box Springs

Thank you for taking the step to recycle your mattress!

Scheduling pick-up with UTEC Mattress Recycling is now done through Hanover’s online scheduling system.

If you have questions, please contact Hanover’s Transfer Station at 781-826-6132

Curbside pickups occur weekly on Wednesdays. Curbside pickup of your mattress or box spring is $30 per piece (note: split/king box springs count as two pieces)

Mattresses must be placed on the curb outside your building by 7:30 am on the day of your pick-up. Under strict instructions, our crew will not go onto people’s private property and will only remove mattresses that are curbside and off of an individual’s property. If you have specific requirements for your residence, please include a clear and concise note for our dispatch team.

NOTE: For the safety and wellness of our team and to prevent cross-contamination of our inventory, UTEC has a strict policy of rejecting mattresses discovered or known to have bed bug infestation. If your mattress is infested with bed bugs please contact your town’s DPW for alternatives for disposal.

Wednesday ()
7:30 am – 2pm

Mattress

Box Springs

Thank you for taking the step to recycle your mattress!

Scheduling pick-up with UTEC Mattress Recycling is now done through Lynn’s online scheduling system.

If you have questions, please contact Lynn’s Department of Public Works at (781) 268-8000.

Thank you for taking the step to recycle your mattress!

Scheduling pick-up with UTEC Mattress Recycling is now done through Marblehead’s online scheduling system.

If you have questions, please contact the Marblehead Transfer Station at (781) 631-4751

Thank you for taking the step to recycle your mattress!

Scheduling pick-up with UTEC Mattress Recycling is now done through Middleton’s online scheduling system.

If you have questions, please contact Middleton Trash and Recycling Division at 978-777-0407.

Thank you for taking the step to recycle your mattress!

Scheduling pick-up with UTEC Mattress Recycling is now done through Needham’s online scheduling system.

If you have questions, please contact Needham’s Recycling & Solid Waste Division at 781-455-7500.

Pick-ups in Newburyport occur on a monthly basis.

Newburyport mattresses and box springs are $15 each for pick-up. To sign up and pay for your pick-up, go to Newburyport City Hall, Health Department (lower level).

For any questions, call 978-499-0413 or email: [email protected]

PLEASE NOTE: Mattresses must be placed on the curb outside your building by 8:00 am on the day of your pick-up. Under strict instructions, our crew will not go onto people’s private property and will only remove mattresses that are curbside and off of an individual’s property. If you have specific requirements for your residence, please include a clear and concise note for our dispatch team.

Thank you for taking the step to recycle your mattress!

Scheduling pick-up with UTEC Mattress Recycling is now done through Norwood’s online scheduling system.

If you have questions, please contact Norwood Public Works at 781-762-1413

Thank you for taking the step to recycle your mattress!

Scheduling pick-up with UTEC Mattress Recycling is now done through Sherborn’s online scheduling system.

If you have questions, please contact the Sherborn Transfer Station at 774-286-0553

Thank you for taking the step to recycle your mattress!

Scheduling pick-up with UTEC Mattress Recycling is now done through Swampscott’s online scheduling system.

If you have questions, please contact Swampscott town officials directly at (781) 596-8864.

Thank you for taking the step to recycle your mattress!

Scheduling pick-up with UTEC Mattress Recycling is now done through Winchester’s online scheduling system.

If you have questions, please contact the Winchester Transfer Station at 781-721-7178

Madd Love Market Mattress Recycling contracts with hotels, hospitals, universities, senior living facilities, correctional facilities, and more to allow you to recycle large quantities of mattresses at a time.

Contact our team at [email protected] to discuss bulk pickups!

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