Cintas, Leigh Fibers Team Up for Recycling

Posted May 26, 2016 at 1:28 pm

Leigh Fibers Inc., Spartanburg, SC, recently announced an agreement with Cintas Corp., Mason, OH, to recycle retired uniform goods, thereby diverting these textiles from ending up in landfills, according to a news release.

“We are very excited and proud to become Cintas’ recycling partner in this first-of-its-kind national program,” said Don Bockoven, president of Leigh Fibers. “Our goal has always been to use reclaimed materials in the manufacture of our products and to divert as much textile material as possible from our landfills.”

The new program will facilitate the safe disposal of out-of-service uniforms that otherwise would be discarded. The service will allow a company to securely recycle worn and unusable uniforms, while offering these materials a new life. The recycled fibers from retired uniforms will be used for products supplied to the automotive industry and other end users, the release said. 

The program also will provide customers with brand protection. The uniforms are securely managed, completely destroyed and recycled into fibers that will be used in the manufacture of other products. Customers will receive documents for “Chain of Custody,” a “Certificate of Destruction” and the number of pounds of textiles diverted from the landfill.

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