Press Release

Texas Carpet Recycling Wins 2009 Star Award – Outstanding Construction & Demolition Debris Reuse/Recycling Leadership Winner

Contact: Katerina Caterisano, Network Design and Communications (212) 431-4675

DeeCassell_Star_AwardGrapevine, TX – September 8, 2009 – Texas Carpet Recycling has won the 2009 Outstanding Construction & Demolition Debris Reuse/Recycling Leadership Award from the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR).

Business Manager Dee Cassell CDT, CSI, and LEED AP (pictured right), said, “all of us at Texas Carpet Recycling are thrilled beyond words to receive such a great honor from STAR. We are so grateful–it’s wonderful to have our work recognized in such a major way.”

The company will receive the award on a Colonel Paddlewheel Cruise as part of the 12th Annual Recycling & Sustainability Summit at the STAR Annual Leadership Awards Ceremony, on Tuesday, September 1st, from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. in Galveston, Texas.

The State of Texas Alliance for Recycling offers members valuable information and resources including fact sheets, publications, and workshops. The organization also holds an annual summit where recycling professionals come together to learn and network.

Texas Carpet Recycling, an offshoot of Thomas Holland’s Corporate Floors, Inc., is the only local, full service landfill diversion alternative for commercial carpet. The company offers end–users, dealers, and mills an efficient local alternative to expensive, unsustainable landfills. Texas Carpet Recycling finds uses for old carpet, no matter what fiber or backing; after sorting, baling, and grinding down used carpet, the company ships it by truck to a recycled carpet manufacturer in Georgia.

Texas Carpet Recycling plants one tree for every ton of carpet processed through their partnership with American Forests, at www.americanforests.org. Every 90 days, Texas Carpet Recycling plants an average of 500 trees.