Target Technologies (TTII), a material and logistics outsourcer to the synthetic turf industry, now offers used synthetic athletic turf recycling through its Synthetic Turf Recycling Program.
In partnership with Hong Kong-based Kam Lee Trading Company and its Canadian arm Poly-Pacific Inc. of British Columbia, TTII’s system converts 100 percent of synthetic turf – backing and fibers – into building products such as posts, planks, lumber and irrigation pipe.
“Many groups have approached us seeking environmentally-friendly options for disposal of used synthetic turf,” says John B. Giraud, TTII’s managing director. “We are very excited to provide a one-of-a-kind solution to keep synthetic turf from ending up in our landfills.”
Any residual infill left behind in the turf is cleaned and reused. Once all material has been recycled, TTII issues a certificate of compliance that it has fully complied to converting the material into useful post-consumer products.