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Can Artificial Grass be Recycled?

August 20, 2021

Yes! You can recycle artificial grass. Artificial grass can be recycled by separating the infill from the turf backing and blades. In some cases, 100% of the material can be repurposed, making artificial grass a sustainable lawn solution. First, artificial turf lasts a long time. Often up to 20 years. Second, it requires little maintenance, meaning minimal water and no chemical use. Third, it can be recycled to make other products like irrigation pipes or ground cover for driving ranges. This process completes a plastic sustainability cycle. Companies now use advanced technology to recycle artificial grass, making it a perfect option for those wanting to be environmentally friendly. At Watersavers, we are proud to offer a wide range of products and promote recycling artificial grass.

Full Circle Sustainability

Decades ago it was hard to recycle artificial grass. Thankfully, that’s not the case anymore. Science is better, and so is engineering. Polyethylene, polypropylene, and nylon make up synthetic turf. These are all common materials. Companies use technology to separate the plastics and recycle artificial grass to make other products. This technology is advancing by the day and some firms even use the recycled synthetic turf as building materials. Another use, for example, is to turn artificial grass into carpeting. So: reduce, reuse, recycle. Keep that in mind when getting rid of your artificial grass. In sum, recycled artificial grass is a big part of today’s sustainability cycle. 

Uses For Recycled and Repurposed Artificial Grass

Some companies use recycled plastic to make roads. Others use it to make more turf! The applications are endless and companies upcycle used turf all the time. Because synthetic turf is made from plastics it can be turned into almost anything. Also, repurposed artificial grass has a ton of uses. These include matting for batting cages and coverings for dog runs and dog parks. Some contractors even use it for play area ground covers. Upcycling artificial grass is a great way to extend the life of the product. Furthermore, it contributes to the health of the environment.

More Questions on How to Repurpose Artificial Grass?

We have the answers to help you recycle artificial grass! Our customer service team can help. 

Check out any of our locations to speak with a staff member. Also, don’t forget that we offer complimentary 1’’ x 1’’ turf samples.

For more information, view our turf resources page. Or, read about how turf is going green

For contractors, we offer same-day will-call and free next-day delivery. Want to hear more? Reach out! Call us at 844-974-8873.

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