As Colorado’s green warriors, we have an eco-friendly solution to those nagging grass problems – drought conditions, harmful chemicals, growing difficulties and constant maintenance.
RMTS provides quality repurposed turf that is both an economical and eco-friendly solution for your lawn concerns. As the industry leader in the southwest region, we work with homeowners, schools, communities and organizations to provide quality synthetic turf at a reduced cost.
Our recycled turf gives you and your family a comfortable green lawn all year long, complementing the rest of your landscape. And, you won’t have to worry about high water bills or people and pets dragging in dirt, mud and dust into your home.
An Eco-Friendly Solution
As water access becomes more precious, communities are looking at synthetic (artificial) turf as an option to preserve resources. The Southern Nevada Water Authority estimates that every square foot of natural grass replaced saves 55 gallons of water per year. Add those gallons up over time multiplied by the size of lawns, and that’s a lot of water. Currently, more than a third of Americans are at risk of losing affordable drinking water, including areas in southern Colorado. Synthetic turf helps to divert water, a critical necessity, from lawns to families.
Taking care of your lawn also includes regular maintenance. Exhaust from lawn mowers, weed eaters, edgers and trimmers contribute to high levels of ozone in the air. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 54 million Americans mow their lawns each weekend, using 800 million gallons of gas per year and producing tons of air pollutants. Garden equipment engines, which have had unregulated emissions until the late 1990's, emit high levels of carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides, producing up to 5% of the nation's air pollution. Not to mention, what if you enjoyed your outdoor living space without ever having to hear your neighbor’s loud lawn mower. Just peace and chirps from Colorado’s birds.
Turf Recycling Process
RMTS uses a highly-sophisticated repurposing process to prepare the recycle turf for you. Routed through a number of hydraulically powered horizontal turbines, infill materials (crumb rubber and sand), dirt and other items stuck to its backing are removed. Once the turf is clean and dried, it is ready to be sold and then re-installed.
Since the turf is recycled, pieces may be marked with lines from the sports field. You may choose to cut the turf to ensure a uniform green cover or leave the lines for continued sports use or other applications.
Rubber Infill Uses
Once the infill is removed from the turf, we filter the sand/rubber out from any other debris that may have infiltrated the turf. The rubber is still in great condition and can be used to create dog runs, a cushioned surface under outdoor play equipment, pathways and mulch.
Pros of Turf:
✓ Reduced cost of ownership
✓ Minimal maintenance
✓ Eliminates weeding
✓ Realistic appearance
✓ Reduces noise and air pollution from lawn equipment
✓ Drains well
✓ Requires no water, chemicals or fertilizer for growth or color
✓ Stands up to seasonal weather
✓Animal- and pet-friendly
Most rolls are 15‘ wide and various lengths. Smaller rolls may be available.
Turf: Sold by the roll, starting at 50 cents a square foot.
Infill: Super sack (ton) $65
Skid bucket load $25
We extract field from many different manufacturers, and so turf rolls differ in texture and look. Schedule an appointment to visit our turf location to make your turf selection.
The cushion of turf is more comfortable on paws than rock beds. Turf lawns do not show stains, brown spots or holes caused by pets.
Turf gets hotter than natural grass. As it is a polyetheline plastic, turf does retain some heat. But we have tips to cool your turf down on those extra hot days.
The life cycle of synthetic turf is more than 20 years. Most people are ready to update their landscape before the turf wears out.
Learn how to take care of your synthetic turf here.