Companies team up to recycle sprinklers normally discarded

Hunter Industries and Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply are testing a new sprinkler recycling program in California and Texas.

When sprinklers are removed and replaced, they typically end up in the trash, but Hunter and Ewing have partnered to give new life to old sprinklers and keep them out of landfills, according to a news release from the companies.

This recycling program is being offered at select Ewing locations through March 31, 2016, and company managers say they hope to expand it eventually. Most Ewing stores in Texas and California now have collection bins for used Hunter sprinklers.

All plastic Hunter rotors and spray head sprinklers will be collected, except those with stainless steel sleeves. Reusable materials from the collected sprinklers will be reclaimed and used by Hunter to manufacture new products.

“By recycling sprinklers, Ewing, Hunter and our customers can help reduce waste and create a more sustainable irrigation industry,” said Warren Gorowitz, Ewing vice president of sustainability.

Ewing Landscape & Irrigation Supply says it’s the largest family-owned supplier of landscape and water management products in the country.

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