At Heatsheets, we are committed to the environment in spirit and in practice. In February 2011 we launched Blankets to Boards™, an innovative recycling partnership with Trex Company – the nation’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products. This incredible, free program allows events of any size to recycle and re-purpose their Heatsheets heat-reflective finish line blankets for transformation into Trex’s wood-alternative outdoor living products. This means Heatsheets are both made and recycled in the U.S.

Getting Started Is Easy!

Heatsheets and Trex will coordinate a drop off point for you at a local Trex-affiliated retailer or grocery store. The drop-off is scheduled at your convenience, either late in the afternoon on race day, or the following day. (Drop off typically less than 3 miles from finish line).

Your Green Team will collect discarded Heatsheets blankets in clear plastic collection bags at baggage/gear recovery and/or other post-finish areas.

At the scheduled time, your DPW or a trash hauler will take the collected Heatsheets from the finish line collection area to the drop off location. Heatsheets will be consolidated with Trex’s regular shipments from the drop-off location.

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Active Partners In This Program Include:

» Akron Marathon

» Big Sur International Marathon

» Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run

» Chicago Marathon

» Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon

» Glass City Marathon

» Grandma’s Marathon

» Hartford Marathon

» Kansas City Marathon

» Kiawah Island Marathon

» Los Angeles Marathon

» More Half Marathon

» NYC Marathon & Half Marathon

» Pittsburgh Marathon

» Vermont City Marathon

Certified Green:

» Heatsheets are made from FDA food-grade LDPE-4 resin.

» Heatsheets pass the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act that restricts the use of lead and phthalates.

» Recycling Heatsheets can earn you one point towards green certification through Council for Responsible Sport.

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Contact AFM Heatsheets at or 707-222-6000 for more information on how you can continue to improve your sustainability initiatives. The program is available in most areas.