There is no question that much of the old carpet padding taken after a new install ends up at local landfills. The truth is that much of this material is easy to have recycled, reducing the amount of waste generated. An industrial baler might be the solution you need to easily store this material until it can be sent out for recycling.
Is carpet padding recyclable?
Carpet padding can be made of many types of material. The most common are rubber, foam and other heavy fibers. The thicker the material, the better the carpeting performs. All of these materials are recyclable, but hard to efficiently store. Each time carpeting gets replaced, the padding has to be removed and new installed. This leaves a lot of waste material that can re-enter the system through recycling efforts. Unfortunately, much of this ends up in dumpsters and landfills.
Removing the Back Room Mountains
No matter how neat and tidy the pile of old carpet padding starts, it ends up a huge pile of materials that tend to landslide onto the floor. Cutting this material into strips and rolled produces no better result than folding and stacking. Being able to compress and square off the stacks offers a material that is easier to store for recycling disposal. There will be no more haphazard mounds of materials that avalanche across the room.
Bale, Bind, and Stack
A baler makes quick work of dealing with these leftover carpet padding and new remnants. The machine will quietly and smoothly compress the material into a thin layer that is easy to bind and store. You end up with a neatly organized bale of padding that is easy to move around and less awkward to handle.
Reduce Clutter, Save Money and Add Storage
Hazardous conditions that can cause trip and fall injuries directly impact the health of you and your employees. Keeping storage areas clear makes these locations safer, easier to access and gives you the ability to store more needed items. Being able to keep from filling up the dumpster will mean fewer trash haul-offs. This saves you real money from the start. Recycling this type of material helps reduce waste at the landfills. It is a smart move for your company and great for the environment.
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