August 16, 2016, PHOENIX, Ariz.— Hunter Industries and Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply are expanding the pilot of a new sprinkler recycling program to select Colorado locations.
“Upgrading irrigation systems with higher-efficiency products is an easy way to make a big impact in our dry climate,” said Jodi Johnson, conservation specialist at Denver Water. “Now, our customers can take their efforts to reduce waste even further by disposing of inefficient irrigation heads in a sustainable way through the Sprinkler Recycling Program.”
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.
This recycling program is being offered at select Ewing locations through December 31, 2016 with hopes to expand it in the future.
All plastic Hunter rotors and spray head sprinklers will be collected, except for those with stainless steel sleeves. Reusable materials from the collected sprinklers will be reclaimed and used by Hunter to manufacture new products.
Supporting a More Sustainable Irrigation Industry
In order to save water, more people are upgrading their sprinklers to more water efficient models.
“We’re excited to be able to expand this program to Colorado to extend the efforts to reduce waste and create a more sustainable irrigation industry,” said Warren Gorowitz, Ewing’s Vice President of Sustainability.
This program continues Hunter’s long-standing commitment to ensuring the sustainability of the environment, industry and communities in which Green Industry professionals live, work and play.
“Recycling Hunter product is one step in the greater movement. This partnership helps us decrease our ecological footprint while growing the landscape industry,” said Bryce Carnehl, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Hunter.
To recycle your Hunter sprinklers, check with a Ewing location in California, Colorado or Texas for drop-off availability.
Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply is the largest family-owned supplier of landscape and water management products in the country. Ewing offers commercial and residential irrigation supplies, water management and sustainable solutions, landscape and turf products, hardscape, landscape lighting, water features, erosion control, industry-leading seminars and more to professionals serving the landscaping, sports field, golf and agricultural industries.