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Last Updated on April 3, 2024 by UDC Sports

UDC Sports works with ReTurf to recycle artificial turf. This process keeps the material out of landfills, supports the environment’s health, and provides a green approach for your project needs.

The recycled turf is used for various purposes, including creating new artificial turf fields. This process is beneficial for the environment because it reduces the amount of waste in landfills and helps to preserve natural resources. In addition, recycling artificial turf helps to support the health of the environment by reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. As a result, UDC Sports’s partnership with ReTurf is a win-win for the environment and your project needs.


In 2001, the first synthetic turf field was installed at Rutgers University. Ten years later, over 11,000 synthetic turf fields in the United States alone. That number is only increasing as more schools and municipalities turn to artificial turf to save money on maintenance and irrigation.

However, many people don’t realize that when these synthetic turf fields reach the end of their lifespan, they can be pretty difficult to recycle. The good news is that companies like ReTurf specialize in recycling artificial turf.

They work with local contractors to remove the old turf, then process it and recycle it for reuse, while working towards pioneering new technologies to turn used artificial turf into new products.

“At ReTurf, we take sustainability seriously. We partner with local contractors to remove used artificial turf, then process it for recycling. This keeps the turf out of landfills and reduces the need for virgin materials in the manufacture of new products.

In addition, we are constantly exploring new technologies to improve our recycling process further. For example, we are researching ways to turn used turf into new products such as flooring and fencing. By continually innovating, we are working towards a future in which all used artificial turf is recovered and reused.”

Why Is This Important?

Recycling artificial turf is essential for several reasons. First, it helps to conserve resources. While artificial turf is made from synthetic materials, these materials still require energy and water to produce. Recycling turf reduces the demand for new turf, which reduces the need for these resources.

Second, recycling turf helps to reduce waste. Recycling turf instead of throwing it away helps prolong the life of the material and prevent it from ending up in landfills. Artificial turf can last for years with proper care, but eventually, it will need to be replaced.

Finally, recycling turf helps to support the local economy. Many companies that recycle artificial turf are small businesses that create jobs and generate tax revenue. In addition, by using recycled materials, these companies help keep costs down, making their products more affordable for consumers. Ultimately, recycling artificial turf is beneficial for the environment and the economy.

In Conclusion

This entire process and partnership help keep these old fields out of landfills, and it also helps to reduce the environmental impact of artificial turf. So if you’re looking for a way to recycle your old synthetic turf field, be sure to check out ReTurf.

UDC Sports

UDC Sports is a premier provider of sports field and facility construction services with over 20 years of experience. We are experts in all aspects of sports facility construction, from site preparation to drainage to turf installation, regardless of the sport. We stay up-to-date with the latest industry standards and practices, and our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction is unwavering, as evidenced by our 100% client satisfaction rating. With years of experience in product selection and project management, UDC Sports combines state-of-the-art construction materials and methods with a creative approach to turning client visions into reality. Whether you're building a 10,000 seat stadium or a backyard batting cage, we're here to make sure your vision is accomplished.