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CarpetCycle Opens Doors to New Facility in Newark, N.J.
March 2012: CarpetCycle, the leading carpet recycler in the Northeast, begins the next chapter of its sustainability story with its new facility in Newark, N.J. (16 Herbert St.).
Originally founded by Sean Ragiel in Dover, N.J. in 1999, CarpetCycle has diverted more than 200-million pounds of carpet from landfills since its inception – with projects spanning from Washington, D.C. to Maine. By moving from its previous Elizabeth, N.J.-based facility to Newark, Ragiel and his team plan to capitalize on the additional facility space – which is roughly four times larger – to expand this effort through the safe removal, collection and recycling of commercial and residential carpet and post-consumer building materials.
To facilitate this endeavor, CarpetCycle introduced innovative shearing technology that achieves 99-percent nylon purity. Housed at the Company’s new facility, this technology gives post-consumer carpet a second life as diverse end-use products such as new carpet yarns and even auto parts.
As Newark makes strides to become “The Greenest City in New Jersey,” the grand opening of CarpetCycle’s facility also provides a valuable resource in driving sustainable initiatives and green job opportunities to the area. With more than 40 employees at its Newark-based hallmark facility, and 11 employees at its recently expanded division in Toronto CarpetCycle is expanding its reach to ensure a healthy future for the economy and the environment.