Empire Today Begins Carpet Recycling Program

Northlake, IL, Sept. 12, 2011 -- Empire Today said it is participating in the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) and is initiating a recycling program.

Through a partnership with CLEAR (Carpet Landfill Elimination And Recycling), Empire said that 100% of the carpet and padding removed by its residential, small business and commercial installers that can be recycled will be recycled.

Empire said it piloted the new program in the first quarter and since then, over 6 million pounds of carpet and padding have been recycled.

The program is operating in over 25 of Empire's service areas and will continue expanding throughout the remainder of the year, the company said.