Keeping as much waste out of landfills is a goal for individuals, corporations and governments alike. By reducing use of virgin raw material, recycling both pre-and post-consumer waste, and reusing or repurposing old products, hundreds of metric tons of usable materials can be kept out of the landfill.
Consumers love spending time outside relaxing, playing, and entertaining. Decks, patios, walkways and playground areas are all great places to use recycled and reused products. And no matter the homeowners’ style, there are products that will fit their landscape design. A few companies that manufacture recycled products for decks, patios and walkways include:
Azek Building Products (http://www.azek.com/products) provides pavers made from up to 95 percent recycled materials for use as driveways, walkways and patios. Additional product lines include composite decking, railings, tongue-and-groove porch decking, and exterior trim and molding.
Trex (http://www.trex.com) supplies composite decking as well as other composite products, such as fencing, pergolas, outdoor furniture and storage.
NewTechWood (http://www.newtechwood.com/photo.html) provides interlocking composite tiles for decks or rooftop patios.
EMC Molding (http://www.emcmolding.com/about-emc) manufactures rubber decking made from recycled tires. The company offers deck tiles for patios and rooftops, playground tiles and pour-in-place products, and specialized flooring for livestock.