NOVEMBER 2010
                                        

The Carpet Recyclers opens first two facilities

The Carpet Recyclers has opened its first two carpet recycling facilities in Oakland and La Mirada California to serve Northern and Southern California. The company will utilize state-of-the-art carpet recovery equipment which recycles both residential and commercial carpet with zero waste going to landfills.

The 1.3 billion pounds of old carpet presently going to California landfills comprises 3.2 percent of all waste disposed in the state. As most carpet is made from petroleum, recycling carpet not only reduces landfill disposal, it also saves oil. The Carpet Recyclers initial operations will have the capacity to recycle 400,000 pounds of carpet per day.

Recycling carpet in California also has the potential to eliminate over nine million metric tons of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Products made from carpet recycling include new carpet, carpet padding, a wide range of building products and high energy fuel. Governor Schwarzenegger recently signed a California carpet recovery bill which established the nation’s first comprehensive, industry-financed and supported mandatory carpet recycling program.