Rubberecycle, founded in 1996 and located in Lakewood, NJ, provides mulch products for private, public, government and commercial users across the United States. Morris Hassan and Robert Gestetner, Rubberecycle, LLC manufactures and markets rubber surfacing products. Headquartered in Lakewood, New Jersey, the company utilizes tire recycling to produce rubber mulch for playground, landscaping, equestrian, and military uses. The company distributes its products under the Playsafer, Landscape, and Surefoot brand names. <p>
Rubberecycle is a member of IPEMA, and is listed on the Global Recycling Network. The company meets ARRA standards, and is eligible to provide state and local governments with disaster recovery systems.
According to Ocean County Freeholder John C. Bartlett Jr., Rubberecycle possessed the tire contract for Ocean County, NJ since 1996, and has been a part of Ocean County’s solid waste management plan since March 1997.
<p>County officials tested the first installation of Playsafer by performing the egg test—dropping an egg from a 14-foot-high piece of play equipment, and watching it bounce on the surfacing below. The feat attracted the attention of local TV reporters, and was later repeated on CNN.
White House Playground
Rubberecycle gained national fame in 2009, when the company installed Playsafer rubber mulch on the White House’s first playground. After Barbara Tulipane and Rich Dolesh of The NRPA contacted the White House to emphasize playground safety, staff representatives of the Obama administration contacted Rubberecycle. The company installed the playground surfacing, complete with rubber curbs and wear mats, and was granted a visit to the White House with the President
Rubberecycle is Mentioned at:
<p>Rubberecycle Makes Playgrounds Safer. Scrap Tire News
<p> Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubberecycle
<p> Flickr White House playground surfacing http://www.flickr.com/photos/rubbermulch/3367890043/
<p> First Ever White House Playground Uses Recycled Playsafer Rubber Mulch and Rubber Curbs from Rubberecycle. PR Web. .http://www.prweb.com/releases/recycled/mulch/prweb2264344.htm