It’s standard practice for us to recycle or repurpose used carpet, so it can be converted into raw materials, energy or even new carpet.
For more than 20 years, we’ve partnered with LA Fiber to recycle discarded broadloom carpet and carpet padding. They provide us with an empty 44-foot trailer to fill with these materials, which is housed at our Irvine warehouse. Once it’s full, LA Fiber picks it up and uses the raw materials within it to produce carpet cushioning that is made from 90% post-consumer synthetic fiber. On average, we fill a trailer once per month, which equates to about 25,000 pounds of material. LA Fiber replaces every full trailer with an empty one, so we can start the process all over again.
Additionally, many of our flooring manufacturers are happy to assist us in our recycling efforts by providing us with empty trailers to fill with used carpet tile as needed. Once full, the respective manufacturer picks up the trailer and recycles the material accordingly. We typically fill two to three trailers per year.
After many projects, we find ourselves with leftover (yet perfectly good!) unused materials in our warehouse. We feel these materials can be of much more value to charitable organizations that can put them to good use. That’s why we’re proud to support many admirable organizations, including Fred Jordan Missions, Surfrider Foundation, Providence Speech and Hearing Center, New West Charter Middle School and Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, to name a few.