The Carpet Recyclers has opened its first two California carpet recycling facilities in Oakland, which will serve Northern California, and La Mirada, which targets Southern California. The company will recycle residential and commercial carpet.
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.
"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 release. "We are excited to add our expertise to carpet recycling with the opening of our first two The Carpet Recyclers facilities and creating 50 green jobs."
The Carpet Recyclers’ initial operations will have the capacity to recycle 400,000 pounds of carpet per day. Products made from carpet recycling include new carpet, carpet padding, a wide range of building products and high-energy fuel.
The decision to open the two carpet recycling facilities follows a recent carpet recovery bill signed by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that establishes what GF Industries says is the nation's first comprehensive, industry-financed and supported mandatory carpet recycling program.