There is now a “GREEN” destination for your old carpet that will keep it out of the landfills, save valuable natural resources and save you money in the process.
Southeastern Recycling has pioneered the use of new processes and technologies that allow us to recycle used Post Consumer Carpet (PCC) for a variety of applications. We accept carpet/padding directly at Southeastern Recycling Nashville, or Knoxville collection centers.
At Southeastern Recycling we thoroughly inspect and test the carpet by type of material and construction to determine where it can be used. The materials from this carpet could become new carpet again, plastic resin for making plastic parts, plastic drainage pipe, new carpet pad, acoustic matting, sorbent material for water pollutants or as an energy substitute for natural gas and coal.
Southeastern Recycling actively participates in the Carpet America Recovery Effort, CARE, with the objective of diverting 40% of the Post Consumer carpet from the landfills in the USA by the year 2017. Per the CARE statistics you will help save 440 gallons of oil, 10,000,000 BTU of energy and divert 4,500 lbs from landfills for every 1,000 square yards of carpet that is recycled.
May 2015 Article from Tennessee Public Works Magazine
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