MA Disposal Update

Dear Valued Customer,

Massachusetts is currently facing what industry leaders and environmental professionals are now calling a “Disposal Crisis”. For years, the disposal capacity in The Commonwealth has continued to diminish as landfills close without viable alternatives. Subsequently, waste-to-energy facilities are reaching operating maximums.

Across the country, single stream recycling costs have grown 400% since China’s National Sword Policy enacted in January 2018. Under this policy, China abruptly stopped importing recyclables from the United States, due to difficulties with unacceptable amounts of contamination.

These uncontrollable situations have driven disposal costs to an unprecedented rate. We have no choice but to pass a small portion onto our customers, as we continue to absorb the vast majority of these increases. In doing so, we preserve our ability to continue to provide you with a safe and reliable service. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding in this matter. For further reading, please visit the links below.

https://www.wbur.org/earthwhile/2019/06/14/trash-backup-waste-crisis-el-harvey

https://www.wbur.org/earthwhile/2019/03/19/recycling-massachusetts-china-effect

https://www.masslive.com/news/2017/03/report_massachusetts_solid_was.html

https://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/piling-up-as-landfills-and-incinerators-close-or-reach-capacity/article_576fe4cb-fb37-5860-9b19-4d1bef935e9a.html

Summer is for Anniversaries

This upcoming summer, United Material Management will be celebrating the anniversaries of two local mergers/acquisitions, D’Auteuil Disposal and Millbury Rubbish. Both are local businesses we were happy to partner with to help expand our local footprint. As UMM is headquartered in Millbury, we appreciate the opportunity to work with the local business and consumer community! We appreciate your patronage and please give us a call anytime for your waste disposal needs.

Expanded Services – Curbside Residential and Frontload

United Material Management is proud to expand its service offerings. We now offer residential curbside trash and recycling pickup in Millbury, Sutton and Grafton. Additionally, UMM now offers Frontload container services for all customers including businesses and large residential communities. We are proud to expand our services in Millbury and greater Worcester county. For more information and pricing call 508-752-6900

Now Open: United Material Management of Millbury

United Material Management of Millbury, LLC is now open and accepting material. Our 1,000 ton per day facility is located on 331A Southwest Cutoff, Millbury MA 01527 and is now accepting construction & demolition (C&D) debris. The facility is just minutes from the junction of Rt-146, MA-90 (Exit 11, 10A), I-290 and Rt-20. The state of the art recycling facility has a 24 hour permit and contains new technologies that allow for separation and recycling of wood, asphalt, brick, metal, plastic and other beneficial use materials. UMM is excited to be a part of the Millbury community and looks forward to serving customers throughout the state. Please call 508-752-6900 ext. 1 for pricing and information.

EZ Waste

UMM is pleased to announce the further expansion of our territory with the merger of EZ West. Now we can reach customers from the Western NY border to Boston. We are very excited to build on the quality service that has been provided by all of the retained EZ West employees.

Jim Barnett will continue to build the business as the area president. The transaction will work very well with the new 1,000 ton per day C&D processing facility that UMM is constructing off of the Millbury/ Worcester I-90, I-290, Rt.-146, MA-20 exits. We hope to expand customer services and build on the EZ West success.