Liberty Tire Recycling Donates Playground Safety Surfacing for New Playground Project at The Children's Inn at the National Institute of Health

Jul 19, 2012, 12:51 ET from Liberty Tire Recycling

PITTSBURGH, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Tire Recycling, the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America, has announced the company will donate its Pinnacle Rubber Mulch and SMARTE playground surface system to KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to saving play for America's children.  The donation, which includes 8,200 square feet of Pinnacle Rubber Mulch for landscaping and 4,400 square feet of SMARTE playground safety surfacing, will be used to help build a new playground at The Children's Inn at NIH (The National Institute of Health) on Monday, July 23, 2012.  

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"We're pleased to work with KaBOOM! to help create a safe and accessible playground for the children and families who stay at The Children's Inn at the National Institute of Health," said Brad Pittam, general manager of LTR Products, a subsidiary of  Liberty Tire Recycling.  "The SMARTE Surface System made with Pinnacle Rubber Mulch helps protect kids from playground falls and the Pinnacle Rubber Mulch used in landscaping around the playground will ensure the area remains low maintenance and great looking for years to come."

The Children's Inn at NIH is a nonprofit residence on the campus of the NIH where families stay free of charge while their children participate in groundbreaking biomedical research.  Families travel from across the country and around the world to stay together with their children at The Inn.  Some spend a few days, others months. While the NIH cares for a child's medical needs, The Inn cares for the family's heart, soul and spirit.  More than 10,000 children have stayed since The Inn opened in 1990.  About 1,500 families stay each year.

Pinnacle Rubber Mulch is a natural-looking mulch alternative that lasts for 12 years.  As a playground safety surface, a six-inch layer of Pinnacle Rubber Mulch will cushion a child's fall from as high as 16 feet using half of the material compared to wood mulch.  Additionally, rubber mulch is non-allergenic, non-toxic, and harmless to plants, pets and children.  It is also clean, minimizes airborne dust and particles, and does not splinter like wood mulch.  As an eco-friendly product, Pinnacle Rubber Mulch not only saves trees from the shredder, but also provides an outlet for the millions of scrap tires collected and processed annually.

The SMARTE System utilizes Pinnacle Rubber Mulch made from tires provided by Liberty Tire Recycling for the system's base and impact layer.  An artificial turf is installed on top creating a playground surface that is wheelchair accessible, low-maintenance, durable and environmentally friendly.

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About Liberty Tire Recycling

Liberty Tire Recycling is the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America.  By recycling more than 140 million tires annually, Liberty Tire reclaims about 1.5 billion pounds of rubber for innovative, eco-friendly products.  The recycled rubber produced by Liberty Tire is used as crumb rubber and industrial feedstock for molded products; as tire-derived fuel for industrial kilns, mills and power plants; and as rubber mulch for landscaping and playgrounds.  The company maintains a nationwide network of processing plants, and comprehensive door-to-door collection services.  Liberty Tire Recycling is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.  For more information, please visit

About Pinnacle Rubber Mulch

Introduced by LTR Products in December 2009, Pinnacle Rubber Mulch is an innovative alternative to traditional wood mulch for landscaping and playground surfacing. Pinnacle Rubber Mulch saves money by remaining bright and plush for at least 12 years with minimal maintenance. It is resistant to wind and water erosion, bug and rodent infestation, fading caused by sunlight, and decomposition. Unlike wood mulch, Pinnacle Rubber Mulch does not compress, thereby providing a thick and luxurious base material for landscape beds. As safety surfacing, a six-inch layer of Pinnacle Rubber Mulch will cushion a child's fall from as high as 16 feet. For more information about Pinnacle Rubber Mulch, please visit


Jeff Donaldson



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