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Recycling schemes

As a key element in the circular economy is to reclaim materials and waste, we offer a number of schemes that help us achieve this goal.

From collecting and recycling clean installation waste to the reuse of our sampling materials, we aim to reduce the use of virgin materials, prevent waste and to reuse or recycle where possible,

Back to the floor recycling
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Back to the Floor

We collect clean installation off-cuts of Forbo products through our ‘Back to the Floor’ programme.

It’s good for us as it provides material to recycle back into some of our products and it’s good for contractors as it saves money rather than landfilling it.

We collect Marmoleum, Eternal, Modul'up, Sarlon and Sphera smooth vinyl, Allura LVT, Novilon cushioned vinyl, Flotex and Tessera carpet tile off-cuts.

Collections are FREE and as landfill taxes are now £102.10 per tonne, you can make substantial savings by using Back to the Floor. To check how much you can save, just use our handy savings calculator:BTTF Calculator

To find out more just contact Back to the Floor on 0161 925 8760,

Download: Back to the Floor leaflet

End of life carpet tile recycling

Forbo Flooring has links with a wide network of recycling companies and can bring customers and recyclers together so that uplifted carpet tiles can be recycled or reused.

For more details, please contact your local Forbo area sales manager.

Carpet tiles can be recycled at the end of life
Save a Sample

Save a Sample

Our save a sample scheme encourages customers to return samples to us once they have served their purpose. This allows the samples to be re-used or recycled rather than thrown in the bin, and ultimately reduces the amount of material going to landfill.

Since the introduction of the ‘Save a Sample’ service in 2010 the scheme’s popularity has been growing steadily each year. The quality of the samples returned is so high that the vast majority of samples (approx. 85%) can be reused so reducing the need to order virgin sample material.

If you have samples you would like to return to us, please ring 0800 731 2369 and we can either supply you a pre-paid label (if the weight of the samples is under 5kg) or alternatively, if you have a large amount of samples to return, we can organise a collection of suitably packaged material.


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