This morning the carpet recycling trailer was picked up to be taken to the sorting facility for recycling of the waste carpet and padding on it. On that trailer is the official one millionth pound of diverted carpet. This is enough material to cover over 49 acres of land. The weight of all the diverted material is comparable to a herd of 500 elephants or 3300 ‘average’ NFL linemen. It’s equivalent to over 27,500 cases of beer!
We began this process in November 2008. While our program may be smaller in size than others in the nation, our consistency and persistence to divert this material has made a difference. This is a significant amount of waste carpet that we have kept out of the landfills!