APRIL 2011

Armstrong recycles ceiling tiles

Armstrong World Industries’ Ceiling Recycling Program has now diverted more than 100 million square feet of old ceiling tiles from landfills.

The recycling program, which is the nation’s first of its kind, enables building owners to ship ceilings from renovation projects to the nearest Armstrong ceiling plant as an alternative to landfill disposal.

The company pays the freight costs for shipping the old ceilings, which it uses as raw materials in the manufacture of new ceilings. Since 1999, over 50,000 tons of mineral fiber tiles have been recycled.