If you have a traditional sod yard, you know that yard waste is a real problem. Mowing and maintenance is trouble enough, but what that yard waste? You don’t want it to end up in a landfill, and yet, that is usually what happens. Artificial grass eliminates yard waste because it is so easy to care for and never requires trimming. It does have a life span of almost ten years, so at some pointyou will need to replace it and might have concerns about what happens to the old turf. Replacing and recycling your synthetic grass is possible and just as easy as installation and upkeep, giving you yet another great reason to opt for artificial over natural.

How to remove it

Just as when your artificial grass was installed, you will also need professionals to remove and replace it. Contractors have specialized equipment to remove turf with minimal clean-up, and they will also haul it off to be recycled. They will also remove the drainage material underneath the grass, which is usually either a gravel substance or also a synthetic material.

Can it be repurposed?

Like most artificial products, your turf is in fact recyclable. It can be made into a number of post-consumer plastic products from park benches to dog bowls. It is also being used as waste to fuel for energy in some markets. As recycling technology improves, so does the number of option of repurposing artificial turf as it continues to increase in popularity and usage.

Doing your part

Many people consider the impact their choices will have on the environment. They want to preserve natural resources when they can, such as reducing water usage or limiting waste in landfills. Artificial grass offers a conscientious option for lawn care and home improvement. What has been available for football fields and businesses for years is also excellent for residential use, and it can even reduce your carbon footprint.