Recycling company Re-Match is being taken to court in the US for failing to pay for storing discarded synthetic turf. Last week, attorneys filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the synthetic turf recycler Re-Match USA Inc. at the Pennsylvania Middle District Court.
The complaint is filed by Tammy Lee Clause PC on behalf of B.D. Hill Side Farm Inc. who accuses Re-Match of failing to pay over USD 288,000 for storing 6,200 rolls of used synthetic turf. The turf is stored on the property pending the opening of the new Re-Match synthetic turf recycling facility in Pennsylvania. The company will need a feedstock to keep the plant going from the moment it starts recycling reclaimed synthetic turf.
According to data from the Synthetic Turf Council, close 130.000.000m2 synthetic turf was installed in the US and Canada combined between 2017 and 2021.
Re-Match uses a unique dry process that separates the various components that made up the discarded turf before it sells the stabilizing sand, performance infill, reclaimed PE or PP yarn as well as the backing, to other industries.
Judge Joseph F. Saporito, Jr. has been appointed to handle the case. It is not clear at this stage, when the case will poceed.