What is Excess?

Excess is any material that has served its primary intended purpose and has the potential to be recycled or up cycled. It is often made up of synthetic materials, that are non-biodegradable. Once deposited in a landfill, these materials take several thousands of years to break down, and as such serve no purpose.


Excess material can often be recycled using various techniques in order to give them or their components a new life. By reintroducing excess materials into the manufacturing process, as raw materials for a new product, the burden on landfills is significantly reduced, energy and resources in extracting new raw-materials are saved and the impact of greenhouse gasses is also reduced.


Excess materials may include:

Various forms of Carpet, including Carpet Tile and Broadloom; Ceiling tiles, Luxury Vinyl Tiles, Vinyl Composite Tiles, Lighting and Electronics amongst other items.


We refer to such material as Excess, as we do not believe that they are a form of waste, but a raw material for new items.


Viking Recycling not only is a primary recycler of excess material, but also a producer of recycled products.

Check out our Services page and our VXS page to learn more.


"As a global airline, Air Canada has a responsibility to leave less of an environmental impact on our planet and to do more in our communities. Working with Viking Recycling to repurpose our old pilot uniforms let us do just that while ensuring our branded items were securely handled. The textiles were diverted from landfill and used to create a positive impact on the Toronto community."

- Air Canada


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