The 2009 Inc. 500: The Top Green Companies

Texas Carpet Recycling, green companies
4 of 8, Grapevine, Texas, No. 2240

A client asked that their old carpet not end up in landfill but CEO Thomas Holland couldn't find anywhere to send commercial carpet. So was created as an offshoot of Corporate Floors, diverting 1,500 tons of carpet from landfills in 2008 and on track to double that this year. About half can be reused as carpets, and some are ground into pellets to power cement kilns.