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Armstrong Expands Recycling Program

The dumpster load of ceiling tiles is headed to the landfill, while the pallet load is headed to Armstrong for recycling. At the new General Motors Tech Center in Warren, Michigan, 4.4 million ft2 (410,000 m2) of ceilings are being recycled at Armstrong facilities. New replacement tiles have a recycled content of 79%.

Source: Armstrong World Industries
Armstrong World Industries has dramatically expanded its ceiling tile recycling program (


Vol. 7, No. 10). The company now pays the freight (within the lower 48) on trailer loads—30,000 ft2 (2,800 m2) or more—of approved tiles, has streamlined the process of recycling, and gives great guidance on job-site practices for efficient removal and “packaging” of the tiles for transport. Costs of removal for recycling have proven to be very competitive with disposal costs. For more information about the program, call 888-CEILINGS or visit their Web site:

Published October 1, 2000

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