SOURCE: The Carpet Recyclers
January 12, 2011 15:23 ET
The Carpet Recyclers Partners With KKW Trucking
KKW Commitment to Green Transportation Adds to Environmental Benefits From The Carpet Recyclers' West Coast Operations
LA MIRADA, CA--(Marketwire - January 12, 2011) - The Carpet Recyclers today announced their partnership with KKW Trucking to expand the quality transportation services available to its carpet recycling customers and ensure the least impact on the environment from the transport of post-consumer carpet to their recycling facilities.
Based on fuel efficiency, outstanding environmental performance and an average age of 1.5 years of their 350 unit tractor fleet, the U.S. EPA has awarded KKW Trucking the top score in their SmartWay Transport Partnership program. The Carpet Recyclers' zero-waste-to-landfill facilities will divert over 100 million pounds of carpet from landfills in 2011. The nylon recovered will save over 230,000 barrels of oil that would have been required to manufacture virgin nylon and keep over 100,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.
Operating throughout the 11 Western States, KKW will drop off one of their over 700 -- 28 foot or 53 foot -- enclosed trailers at The Carpet Recyclers' customer locations. When filled with used carpet, an empty trailer will be delivered and the full one taken by KKW Trucking to The Carpet Recyclers' state-of-the-art facilities.
"Early on we realized that we would need to include transportation as part of The Carpet Recyclers' services," said Larry Fink, President. "We are thrilled to partner with an innovative company like KKW Trucking who not only provides outstanding customer service but is also committed to minimizing the impact on the environment from their operations."
"Our commitment to 'being green' extends into our offices, warehouses and even the hybrid cars provided to our sales staff," added Dennis Firestone, KKW Trucking President and CEO.
"We were shocked that almost 4% of all waste going into landfills is old carpet and are very excited to play a role in helping The Carpet Recyclers recover this valuable resource. I'm confident that KKW and The Carpet Recyclers are the right team, at the right time to take our integrated businesses to a new level of performance that will day in and day out exceed our customers' expectations."
Products made from carpet recycling include new carpet, carpet padding, a wide range of building products and high-energy fuel. A new California carpet recovery bill passed during 2010 establishes the nation's first comprehensive, industry-backed carpet recovery program. The Carpet Recyclers have created over 50 new green jobs since 4th quarter 2010.
See www.TheCarpetRecyclers.com and www.KKWtrucks.com for more information or contact Gail Brice at 562-592-5989 or gail.brice@TheCarpetRecyclers.com