Industry supplier Leigh Fibers, headquartered in Wellford, South Carolina, has partnered with Cintas to offer a recycling service for used uniforms.
The program facilitates the safe disposal of out-of-service uniforms that normally end up in landfills. Leigh Fibers shreds and recycles old uniforms into fiber pads that are used in the automotive industry and elsewhere.
“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 manufacturing of our products and to divert as much textile material as possible from our landfills.”