Leigh Fibers to recycle Cintas uniforms

South Carolina firm now part of the Cintas Uniform Recycling Service.

Leigh Fibers Inc., based in Wellford, South Carolina, has announced it will be the recycling partner for a new Uniform Recycling Service being introduced by Cintas, Mason, Ohio.

The new program has been designed to facilitate the safe disposal of out-of-service uniforms that normally end up in landfills, according to Leigh Fibers. The service allows a company to securely recycle worn and unusable uniforms and offer new life to the materials rather than throwing them in the trash, adds the firm.

“We are very excited and proud to become Cintas’ recycling partner in this first of its kind national program,” says Don Bockoven, president of Leigh Fibers. “Our goal has always been to use reclaimed materials in the manufacturing of our products and to divert as much textile material as possible from our landfills.”

Not only does this new process save the environment from tons of bulky textiles in landfills but it also provides the customer with brand protection, says Leigh Fibers. The uniforms are securely managed, completely destroyed and recycled into fibers to be used in the making of other products, some used in the automotive industry and others in different end markets. Cintas will be provided with documents for chain of custody, a certificate of destruction and the number of pounds that have been diverted from the landfill, according to Leigh Fibers.

For nearly 100 years, Leigh Fibers has manufactured, traded and reprocessed fibers and polymers globally.

Cintas Corporation serves more than 900,000 businesses of all types and sizes by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, including uniforms, floor care, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training.