Distributors Collecting Job Waste for Tarkett
Chagrin Falls, OH, Aug. 29, 2013 -- Tarkett said it has expanded its ReStart Recycling and Reclamation Program by adding consolidators to the process.
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Erv Parent, NRF Distributors, Inc. and Johnson Wholesale Floors with Brumark have joined the program as the first consolidators, helping to make it easier for contractors and other members of a design/build team to return installation waste material, ultimately lessening the overall impact on the environment.
Tarkett’s ReStart Recycling and Reclamation Program allows commercial flooring job scrap (rubber, vinyl and linoleum tile and sheet, wall base, floor finishing accessories and tread-cuttings) to be collected and returned to Tarkett to be repurposed or recycled. Since 2003, the program has recycled more than 91 million pounds of material in North America, Tarkett said.
For some, participating in the ReStart program was challenging as the costs of returning material to a Tarkett plant from a job site could be high.
However, with Tarkett trucks routinely delivering product to distributors, the company realized the trucks could be used to transport the product slated for recycling on their return trip.
The Erv Parent Group is based in Canada.
NRF Distributors, Inc. is located in Augusta, Maine.
Johnson Wholesale Floors is based in Atlanta.