Oakland International Airport Recycles 15,000 Pounds of Carpet

Oakland, CA, September 7, 2023-Oakland International Airport installed recycled carpeting in Terminal 1 and worked with a California-based materials processing provider to recycle over 15,000 pounds of material from the previous flooring treatment.

As a result of this project, approximately 15,000 pounds of flooring material were recycled (95% of total waste materials from project). The materials collected in the project will be utilized in various applications including automotive, packaging, composite decking, and injection molding. The waste materials processor on this project was Circular Polymers by Ascend, located in Lincoln, California. Circular Polymers is a leader in carpet recycling and is certified as a Tier 1 processor by the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE).