Lawn and Garden Edging
Lawn and garden edging creates a barrier between lawns and landscaped areas or garden beds. The underground portion helps keep grass and weeds out of flower and vegetable beds. Lawn and garden edging can be manufactured with scrap rubber, milk jugs, and other plastic containers. EPA's designation specifically covers lawn and garden edging containing recovered plastic or rubber.
EPA's Recovered Materials Advisory Notice (RMAN) recommends recycled-content levels for purchasing lawn and garden edging as shown in the table below.
|Material:||Postconsumer Content (%):||Total Recovered Materials Content (%):|
|Plastic and/or Rubber||30-100||30-100|
╣EPA's recommendation does not preclude a procuring agency from purchasing lawn and garden edging manufactured from another material such as wood. It simply requires that a procuring agency, when purchasing lawn and garden edging made from plastic and/or rubber, purchase these items made with recovered materials when these items meet applicable specifications and performance requirements.
of Manufacturers and Suppliers
This database identifies manufacturers and suppliers of lawn and garden edging containing recovered materials.
Buy-Recycled Series: Landscaping Products (PDF) (7 pp, 120K, About PDF)
This fact sheet highlights the landscaping products designated in the CPG, including lawn and garden edging, and includes case studies, recommended recovered-content levels, and a list of resources.
Technical Background Document (PDF) (215 pp, 381K, About PDF)
This background document includes EPA's product research on recovered-content lawn and garden edging, as well as a more detailed overview of the history and regulatory requirements of the CPG process.