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Carpet Recycling. Outline. About Us Recycling Materials Processing Overview Collection Program Our Markets Related Companies. About Us. Ricky Tejada – General Manager of RM Brokerage since its inception in 2006 Active member of the VA Recycling Association and C&D Recycling Committee

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outline
Outline
  • About Us
  • Recycling Materials
  • Processing Overview
  • Collection Program
  • Our Markets
  • Related Companies
about us
About Us
  • Ricky Tejada – General Manager of RM Brokerage since its inception in 2006
  • Active member of the VA Recycling Association and C&D Recycling Committee
  • Annually, we currently recycle:
    • ~ 13 million lbs of carpet;
    • ~ 4.5 million lbs of carpet padding; and
    • ~ 1.5 million lbs of ceiling tile per year.
  • We collect on behalf of municipalities, manufacturers, builders, contractors, and individuals from Baltimore to southern Virginia.
primary recycling materials
Primary Recycling Materials

broadloom carpet

carpet tile

ceiling tile

carpet padding

processing c eiling tile and carpet padding
Processing: ceiling tile and carpet padding
  • CEILING TILE
  • We accept any type of ceiling tile
  • To be recyclable, it can’t be painted; have foil or insulated backing; or be under asbestos
  • CARPET PADDING
  • We accept any type of carpet padding
  • Polyurethane foam is recyclable, which is majority
  • There are also rubber and fiber padding
processing carpet1
Processing: carpet
  • BROADLOOM
  • We accept any type of broadloom carpet
  • Most is Nylon 6 and Nylon 66, which is all recyclable
  • We also accept polypropylene and polyethylene
  • TILE
  • We accept any type of carpet tile
  • PVC backed tile only recycled through Tandus Industries
  • Ecoworx tile recycled through Shaw Industries
  • Much is donated for re-use to non-profit organizations
collection program drop offs
Collection Program: Drop Offs
  • Material can be dropped off loose or in bundles
  • Cost is lower
  • Received from 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday
where it all goes
Where It All Goes
  • Carpet is made into new carpet and other plastic items
  • Ceiling tile is made into new tile
  • Padding is made into new padding
  • These materials are increasingly exported for processing in other countries
markets
Markets
  • Baltimore
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Richmond
  • Virginia Beach
  • Charlottesville
  • Special Requests
getting greener
Getting Greener
  • Most carpet manufacturers tout sustainability, but most don’t take it back
  • Buy only from those that do
  • Focus on recyclability, not just recycled content
thank you
THANK YOU!

Contact Information:

Ricky Tejada

4604 Eisenhower Ave

Alexandria, VA 22304

T. 703-370-3638

ricky@rmbrokerage.com

www.RMBrokerage.com