The On&On Floor Recycling Program, an ongoing and recently branded recycling effort from Armstrong Flooring, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, offers commercial building owners and contractors an alternative to traditional disposal and a flexible, end-of-life recycling solution for vinyl flooring products. To date the program diverted 28 million pounds of postconsumer flooring representing 14,000 tons of landfill material.
What began as a recycling program for Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT) has now expanded into a comprehensive program that now includes Luxury Vinyl tile (LVT) and BioBased tile (BBT) that is recycled back into new tile. As LVT experiences continued growth in North America, this innovative product's lifecycle becomes increasingly important, and Armstrong has committed to creating and perpetuating a simple, rewarding recycling option.
BBT's innovative bioflooring provides sustainability, beauty and productivity to commercial spaces that require these elements for a seamless interplay of design quality and performance. As a biobased alternative to PVC flooring, BBT bioflooring's main ingredient is 85 percent North American limestone locally quarried, further reducing the product's carbon footprint.
Building owners, contractors and other flooring professionals looking to participate in the On&On Floor Recycling Program are required to follow four simple steps:
- Register: Call 1-888-276-7876 (option 3) to register a new recycling project with the Armstrong Flooring On&On Floor Recycling Center.
- Confirm: To obtain post-registration approval, project coordinators are required to complete a project questionnaire, asbestos survey, recycling agreement and recycling logistics form.
- Remove: Approximately two to four weeks before demolition, specially labeled recycling containers will be shipped to the job site. After cleaning and eradicating surface debris, the existing flooring should be removed with a floor scraper and shovel and placed in the recycling containers.
- Call Us: Once removed, the containers should be covered with stretch wrap, and provided shipping labels attached to the return freight. Pickup is arranged through the On&On Floor Recycling Center by calling 1-888-276-7876 (option 3).