Since 2013, the Kenburn Carpet Crusher has helped the flooring industry to divert thousands of tonnes per year of recyclable carpet waste from landfill.
The simple to use machine compacts 175 square metres of carpet waste on to a pallet. With advances in technology, it now costs less to recycle carpet waste than it does to send it to landfill.
Old, uplifted carpet waste can be used as a fuel for ‘’energy from waste’ and polypropylene carpet waste is shredded, then melted down to produce plastic pellets. These pellets are then used by plastic injection moulding companies to manufacture products such as car bumpers, roof tiles and UPVC window frames, so polypropylene carpet waste is 100% recyclable.
The positive face to face feedback we receive from our customers when we exhibit at all the flooring trade shows is that not only have Kenburn helped them reduce their ever-increasing skip costs, but they’ve also improved their sales conversion rates, as the public respond enthusiastically to environmentally friendly initiatives.
As well as compacting carpet and underlay waste the Kenburn Carpet Crusher also compacts cardboard and plastic film waste as well and these waste streams can generate revenue.
To find out more information about our recycling scheme please contact the Kenburn sales team.
We can also visit your site to conduct a brief waste survey and advise on the cost savings you’ll make by installing a Kenburn Carpet Crusher which can either be purchased outright or rented. Kenburn can also explain how the pallets of materials are collected, where the recycling outlets are throughout the UK and what happens to the waste. This service is completely free of charge with no obligation.