VINYL MATTING RECLAMATION PROGRAM
The strongest environmental statement any one of us can make is to select products that are durable and can be used longer. It is important to remember that “sustainability” by definition, is any practice that would ensure the viability of a product well into the future. Anti-fatigue matting products manufactured by Ranco Industries are engineered to provide optimum comfort, durability, and aesthetic character that sets the standard for excellence in our industry. This performance yields the best life cycle cost and the lowest total environmental impact.
Ranco Industries has developed the technology to put used anti-fatigue mats back to work, and our industry’s first Reclamation Program has provided the vehicle to minimize the environmental impact of used mat disposal. Used anti-fatigue mats that are delivered to our facility are inspected and evaluated to determine the best option for handling.
Recycled material from the Ranco Industries Reclamation Program may be reincarnated through a variety of applications. Some of the materials are destined for reuse into new anti-fatigue mats and some will be manufactured into other useful products such as automotive parts, pallets and packaging materials.
THE EASY WAY TO RECYCLE VINYL MATTING
To reduce the amount of material being disposed of in landfills, Ranco Industries is proud to introduce the Rhino Reclamation Program. Through the Reclamation Program, Ranco Industries will reclaim and recycle used vinyl matting products.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What kind of matting can be reclaimed?
A. Any vinyl matting, including anti-fatigue composite matting.
Q. Will Ranco Industries take back a competitor’s matting products?
Q. Does a customer have to place an order with Ranco Industries in order to return matting?
Q. Does the customer have to remove all dirt and residue from the matting before returning it?
A. Not quite. Ranco Industries can accept residual minor contamination on the matting.
Q. Where do customers send the used matting?
A. To Ranco Industries’ plant in Houston, Texas 77003. Ranco Industries Sales Representatives must complete a Returned Goods Authorization form prior to material being shipped to Houston. Matting must be packaged properly to assure the materials arrive dry and clean when received by Ranco Industries.
Q. Who is responsible for shipping the used matting to the Houston plant?
A. The customer is responsible for shipping used matting to the Houston plant.
Q. Does Ranco Industries offer any incentives to defray the cost of shipping the used matting to the Houston plant?
A. Yes. If a customer purchases an equal amount of matting that is returned to the Houston plant, Ranco Industries will credit the customer for reasonable freight charges on the accompanying order for new matting. A maximum freight return allowance of 4% of the order value or $200, whichever is less, is available.
Q. Does participating in the Reclamation program contribute to a building achieving LEED points?
A. Yes. The LEED Materials & Resources Credits 2.1 and 2.2, Construction Waste Management require construction and demolition debris be diverted from disposal in landfills and incinerators. By returning used matting to Ranco Industries, a building owner will divert construction debris from disposal or incineration.
Please contact your Ranco Industries Customer Service Representative for additional details.