At Sterling, we are as passionate about preserving our outdoor spaces as we are to making the highest quality, life-safety rope in the world. To ensure what we do does nothing to harm those spaces, we’ve made minimizing what ends up in landfills a Sterling priority since Day One.

Be a part of our Rope Recycling story.

Since our beginning, Sterling has recycled or repurposed most of our waste yarn, production and packaging materials. In 2008, Sterling initiated the first dynamic rope recycling program in the country, taking back dynamic ropes, whether ours or those made elsewhere. Some ropes are upcycled into new products. Others, having outlived their useful lives, are sent to processors who either grind or melt the rope into nylon pellets that can then be used to make a variety of different products such as carpet fiber, fleece, telephones, skateboards and dog toys to name a few.

Why should you recycle your dynamic rope?

There are lots of reasons, but we feel these are some top ones:
  • Nylon doesn’t break down easily. Recycling keeps them out of landfills.
  • Use less petroleum-based products by reusing existing materials.
  • Used ropes can be put to use for other non-life safety purposes like agriculture, or animal leashes.

Where do I send my dynamic rope?

Simply send your retired rope to the address below:

Sterling Rope Company, Inc.
Rope Recycling Program
26 Morin Street 
Biddeford, ME 04005-4413

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