Land Betterment Corporation Discusses Betterment Recycling - Its Tire Recycling Division

Company is transforming former coal mining sites into state-of-the-art tire recycling facilities
Jul 28, 2020 8:30 AM ET
Press Release

FISHERS, Ind.,  July 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining and industrial sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, is excited to discuss its tire recycling division, Betterment Recycling, in more detail.  

Central Appalachia and rural Midwest communities are facing a growing number of environmental problems due to the decline in the thermal coal industry and the United States’ shift away from coal-based fuels.  As the coal industry shrinks in this region, these environmental liabilities continue to grow at an accelerated pace.  Also, because regulations never incentivized the industry to do the right thing and instead made it easy to defer environmental responsibilities, there is an enormous backlog of issues that are now falling to the responsibilities of states and taxpayers.  One challenge facing the region is the overflow of waste tires and a lack of efficient disposition options.  

The region needs a “shot in the arm” in terms of investment and efficient, innovative and sustainable solutions.  Betterment Recycling aims to create such solutions by establishing a regional recycling hub for industrial and over-the-road (OTR) tires.  Each Betterment Recycling facility is being engineered with the highest quality shredding technology to produce sustainable materials such as rubber mulch and tire derived aggregate (TDA), used in rubberized asphalt and concrete.  These products go into making higher performing and more cost-efficient roads and construction materials.

Mark Jensen, Executive Chairman of Land Betterment Corporation commented, “Betterment Recycling is a very exciting and efficient pillar for us.  The region is littered with old tires and providing the region access to a quality recycling option will greatly assist in the environmental cleanup of the region.  Additionally, the facilities will produce products that are high-performing, cost efficient and eco-friendly while providing long-term, sustainable jobs that people want and match their skill set.  It’s really a win-win-win opportunity!”

Currently, Land Betterment is developing two Betterment Recycling facilities in Kentucky and West Virginia.  Combined, the facilities will create approximately 80 well-paying jobs to former coal miners and industrial workers.

To view the Betterment Recycling corporate presentation and to learn more, visit:​

About Land Betterment Corporation

Land Betterment Corporation, an Indiana Benefit Corporation and Pending B-Corp, is an environmental solutions company focused on fostering a positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation.  The Company utilizes a complete solution-based lifecycle program to restore and rehabilitate the environment and revitalize communities in need of change and opportunity. Land Betterment accomplishes this by identifying un-reclaimed, run-down and neglected coal mining sites, fixing the environment through reclamation and remediation, and then repurposing the land to support a sustainable business that serves the community.  Land Betterment firmly believes that with real solutions it is possible for restoration of impacted areas to live side-by-side long term employment, while building sustainable and safe surroundings for communities and our planet.  For more information visit or connect with the Company on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

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Company Contact:
Mark LaVerghetta
317.537.0492 ext. 0
Chief Governance Officer, Corporate Finance