Our Recycling Process

Our Recycling Process:

Upon receiving loads of carpet from our customers’ job sites, we begin the recycling process by sorting through the pile using our hand-held analyzers. In this stage we make new piles according to a carpet’s fiber type; i.e. Nylon 6, Nylon 66, Polypropylene (PP), and Polyethylene (PET). Once sorted, these piles of carpet branch off into two processes. On one end, the carpet is unprocessed, baled, and queued up for shipment. On the other end, piles of carpet are fed into our machine where the fiber is completely extracted from the carpet backing and then fed into a baler. The bales of fiber are then shrink-wrapped and queued up for shipment as well.

This process, however, is not applicable to all the materials we receive. There will always be non-carpet waste and unsalvageable carpet in our loads received from clients. In these cases we separate the waste stream and send it to a burn-to-energy waste facility, making us a zero-waste-to-landfill facility.