HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro today said he has stopped a Georgia-based company from using deceptive marketing and sales tactics to mislead Pennsylvania consumers.
In an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance, Load-Up Technologies LLC, which does business as Mattress Disposal Plus, will no longer tell consumers it will help them get rid of their mattresses in a “green” or “eco-friendly” manner via recycling or donation. An Office of Attorney General investigation revealed the company disposed of mattresses in landfills.
“This company not only undermined other Pennsylvania businesses that are truly environmentally conscious, but tried to soften the blow with concerned consumers through deceptive marketing practices,” Attorney General Shapiro said. “Pennsylvanians can rest easy knowing that I won’t let any business, big or small, deceive and mislead Pennsylvanians.”
As a result of this investigation, Mattress Disposal Plus has agreed to never again advertise that its mattress disposal services in Pennsylvania are “eco-friendly” or “green,” or that mattresses picked up from Pennsylvania consumers will be recycled or donated.
The AVC, filed in the Allegheny County Common Pleas Court, requires Mattress Disposal Plus to pay civil penalties and costs to the Commonwealth, and to make a $3,000 charitable contribution to a nonprofit organization whose mission includes the promotion and facilitation of mattress recycling and donation in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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