AFM Heatsheets is committed to the environment both in spirit and in practice. Heatsheets® have been made from a recyclable LDPE (low density polyethylene, a #4 recyclable plastic), since 2008. In 2011, we launched Blankets to Boards, an innovative recycling partnership with the Trex Company – the nation’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products. Available in most areas, this incredible free closed loop recycling program allows events of any size to recycle discarded Heatsheets for transformation into Trex’s outdoor living products. This means Heatsheets are both made and recycled in the U.S.

Recycling Heatsheets can also earn events one point toward certification through the Council for Responsible Sport. We encourage events of all sizes to participate in our free Blankets to Boards program or recycle with their contracted recycler.

Note: For individuals looking to recycle their Heatsheets, they should be recyclable anywhere that accepts LDPE #4.

Getting Started Is Easy!

AFM Heatsheets will assist in coordinating a drop-off location at a local Trex-affiliated retailer or grocer. The drop-off is scheduled at your convenience, generally the day after your event. Whenever possible, drop-off locations are typically within 10 miles from your finish line.

Your Green Team will collect discarded Heatsheets in a clear plastic collection bag at baggage/gear check and other post-finish areas and exit points. Upon request, AFM will provide collection bags at no charge.

At the scheduled time/day, your designated Green Coordinator will take the bags of collected Heatsheets to the drop-off location. Heatsheets will be consolidated with the stores other recycled plastic and taken to their distribution center. Eventually, the recycled plastic will be baled in D.C. and then shipped to Trex’s headquarters in Virginia.

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’Marathon

» Hartford Marathon

» Illinois Marathon and 10k

» CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

» Kansas City Marathon

» Kiawah Island Marathon

» Los Angeles Marathon

» NYC Marathon & Half Marathon

» Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

» Pittsburgh Marathon

» Queen Bee Half Marathon

» Shape Half Marathon

» Tulsa Route 66 Marathon

» Twin Cities Marathon

» Vermont City Marathon

» 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.

Contact AFM Heatsheets at or 773-337-3887 for more information on how you can continue to improve your sustainability initiatives. The program is available in most areas.