The Carpet Recyclers has opened its first two carpet recycling facilities in California. The company’s location in Oakland will serve Northern California and a location in La Mirada will target Southern California. The company says it will recycle residential and commercial carpet at the two locations.
The Carpet Recyclers says its initial operations will have the capacity to recycle 400,000 pounds of carpet per day. Products made from the recycled material will include new carpet, carpet padding, a wide range of building products and high-energy fuel.
Fullerton, Calif.-based GF Industries, parent company of The Carpet Recyclers, has announced that it has secured exclusive rights to the equipment for the western United States.
GF Industries says the decision to open the facilities follows a recent carpet recovery bill signed by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that establishes what it calls the nation’s first comprehensive, industry-financed and supported mandatory carpet recycling program.
“Since 1992, GF Industries has been turning waste into resources through our innovative waste recovery, beneficial re-use and recycling solutions that reduce costs for our customers and help the environment,” says Larry Fink, president of GF Industries, in a press release.
“We are excited to add our expertise to carpet recycling with the opening of our first two The Carpet Recyclers facilities,” Fink says, adding that 50 green jobs will be created.