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UTEC Leaders Visit White House

LOWELL SUN: Leaders of UTEC, Lowell’s youth violence intervention, reentry and advocacy program, were invited to the White House on Friday, where they heard President Joe Biden announce the formation of a new office intended to curb gun violence.

Locals on Hand for DC Unveiling of Office of Gun Violence Prevention

EAGLE TRIBUNE: Leaders working in the Merrimack Valley to prevent gun violence and keep the peace were at the White House as President Biden last week unveiled the country's new Office of Gun Violence Prevention.

NETSCOUT Awards $15K in Community Grants with the Greater Lowell Community Foundation

GREATER LOWELL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: This annual grant partnership builds relationships between NETSCOUT and Greater Lowell nonprofit organizations and engages employees in learning about the community’s needs. The additional $5,000 in grant funding was distributed to Women’s Money Matters and UTEC.

Port partners with nonprofit to recycle mattresses

NEWBURYPORT DAILY NEWS: While many Massachusetts residents have had to figure out a new way to dispose of their old mattresses since the introduction of a new law in November, city residents haven’t had the same problem.

You Can’t Put Your Old Mattress in the Trash in Mass. Anymore, So How Do You Recycle It?

NBC10: In Massachusetts, you are no longer allowed to put your old mattress in the trash. This makes disposing of them a challenge but it’s also proving to be a business opportunity. The team at the Untied Teen Equality Center — or UTEC — has been one of the first in the state to recycle mattresses.

Officials recognize Earth Day at UTEC mattress recycling plant in Lawrence

EAGLE TRIBUNE: A group of officials and workers alike celebrated Earth Day with UTEC, the largest mattress recycler in northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.

UTEC Celebrates More Than 700 Mattresses Recycled in Bedford This Earth Week

BEDFORD CITIZEN: This Earth Week, UTEC, a local non-profit that offers justice-involved young adults the life-skills to prevent recidivism, is celebrating its mattress recycling program and partnership with the Town of Bedford. The environmentally conscious program has disposed of and recycled more than 700 mattresses in Bedford since the partnership began in February 2022.  

Burlington: Mattress Recycling Program Helps Environment, Youth

BURLINGTON PATCH: According to UTEC, an average of 85 percent of each mattress can be recycled. The service also became essential after the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) added mattresses and textiles to the list of materials banned from disposal or transport for disposal in Massachusetts last November 1.

Andover Residents Can Recycle Mattresses And Help Environment, Youth

ANDOVER PATCH: During Earth Month, a Lowell-based nonprofit is reminding Andover residents about its mattress-disposal service that benefits the environment and at-risk youth. UTEC provides curbside mattress collections in Andover as part of its Madd Love Market's Mattress Recycling Social Enterprise.

To end the age of incarceration, three communities pioneer a developmental approach

YOUTH TODAY: The public defenders will collaborate closely with the staff and youth at UTEC, a Lowell-based nonprofit that has been supporting the wellness, development, and empowerment of emerging adults involved in the criminal legal system since 1999.