California firm will work with The Carpet Recyclers to boost carpet recycling efforts throughout the state.
GreenWaste Recovery, along with its sister company Zanker Road Resource Management, both headquartered in San Jose, Calif., have opened GreenWaste Carpet Recycling, the newest part of the company’s recycling businesses. The new business will target the collecting and processing of old carpet from northern California.
To accomplish this, GreenWaste Carpet Recycling has developed business relationships with a number of carpet vendors in California. Additionally, the company has established four carpet collection centers in Northern California, including three in San Jose and one in Sacramento. GreenWaste's collection centers will accept all types of commercial and residential carpeting, carpet tiles and carpet padding. The company also provides collection trailers at retail carpet stores and carpet installers' warehouses.
GreenWaste Carpet Recycling has established a relationship for Northern California with The Carpet Recyclers, a carpet processor based in La Mirada, Calif. The Carpet Recyclers operates a carpet processing facility that separates and recovers every component of residential nylon carpet. Since The Carpet Recyclers has been opened for two years, and was named the 2012 National “Recycler of the Year” by the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), the product stewardship association of the carpet industry.
Michael Gross, director of sustainability for GreenWaste Recovery, says, "As pioneers in the recycling industry since 1991, we are excited to add carpet recycling as a service to continue to maximize diversion from landfills."
Gross adds, "We're especially pleased with our partnership with The Carpet Recyclers as the harvested material from the carpet we collect for them is used in plastic auto parts and carpet tile for their customers who are committed to recycle this material again and again for future generations."