There is a new way to dispose of mattresses in Lexington. UTEC will be the company handling curbside mattress collection.
What to know
- Mattress collection occurs bi-weekly on Fridays
- You can schedule your mattress collection online
- Your mattress must be on the curb, or else UTEC won’t pick it up
How to schedule a pickup
- Visit UTEC’s website
- Scroll down to “Schedule Service” and choose “Lexington”
- Choose the date and time
- Click "Add to Cart"
You can also call 978-856-3997 to schedule your pickup.
Why the change?
As of November 1, 2022, the Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection has amended the Solid Waste Management Facility Regulations to list mattresses as banned from disposal or transport for disposal in Massachusetts.
Mattresses are expensive to transport, hard to compact, take up lots of landfill space, and can damage incinerator processing equipment. Yet mattresses are made up mostly of recyclable materials. Once disassembled, more than 75 percent of their components can be reused.
UTEC will deconstruct the mattresses, which allows them to divert the materials from ending up in a landfill.