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LTR Products Launches Eco-Friendly Rubber Mulch in Houston, Texas

Posted at December 6, 2010 | By : | Categories : Press Releases | 0 Comment

– Pinnacle Rubber Mulch Offers Houston-Area Homes, Businesses, Schools and Playgrounds a Better Alternative to Wood Mulch –

PITTSBURGH, December 6, 2010 – Houston-area homeowners, business owners and parks and recreation professionals now have an innovative and eco-friendly mulch option for landscaping and playgrounds. LTR Products, a subsidiary of Liberty Tire Recycling, is pleased to announce that it has launched its Pinnacle Rubber Mulch in Houston, Texas. Pinnacle Rubber Mulch is a viable, sustainable alternative to traditional wood mulch that can be used as a decorative landscape cover for parks, homes, schools, hospitals, churches and businesses. It can also be used as safety surfacing for playgrounds, and a six-inch layer of Pinnacle Rubber Mulch will cushion a child’s fall from as high as 16 feet.

“Pinnacle Rubber Mulch offers a true value proposition for homeowners, businesses, parks and playgrounds in Houston,” said Brad Pittam, general manager of LTR Products. “Unlike traditional landscaping materials, it’s attractive, durable and requires minimal maintenance. In fact, one application of Pinnacle Rubber Mulch remains bright and plush for at least 12 years, and costs 65 percent less than wood mulch over a nominal five-year period.”

As part of the company’s introduction to the Houston community, LTR Products plans to work with elementary schools throughout Houston to help ensure that school playgrounds are safe environments for children to play. More than 200,000 children are injured each year as a result of playground falls, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which makes safety surfacing one of the most vital components of playground construction. Pinnacle Rubber Mulch provides superior fall- height protection.

Houston residents who would like to see Pinnacle Rubber Mulch in a playground or park setting can visit N.C. Foote Park and the Wayne Gray Sports Complex in Baytown, Texas. Earlier this year, the City of Baytown made the budget-conscious, safety-driven decision to replace the traditional wood mulch previously used at these two parks with more than 10,000 square feet Pinnacle Rubber Mulch. The rubber mulch was produced by a Liberty Tire Recycling facility that is located in Baytown. In addition to improving safety at these two facilities, Pinnacle Rubber Mulch has enabled the City of Baytown to control maintenance costs. Unlike wood mulch, Pinnacle Rubber Mulch does not blow away in windy or rainy conditions. It is also resistant to bug and rodent infestation, and fading caused by sunlight and decomposition.

Pinnacle Rubber Mulch is available for purchase online at Houston-area residents can save time and money by picking up Pinnacle Rubber Mulch at the Liberty Tire Recycling plant in Baytown (5302 Wade Road), where the product is manufactured. It is also sold at retail stores across the United States.

Additionally, through December 17th, LTR Products is accepting entries for its “Free Ton” contest. One lucky winner will receive 2.8 cubic yards of Pinnacle Rubber Mulch, which will be shipped in a one-ton super sack to their home or business. Applicants can enter to win by calling (800) 981-0909 or by completing an entry form at

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About LTR Products

As a subsidiary of Liberty Tire Recycling, the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America., LTR Products is a creative outlet for advanced rubber-based products. Each year, LTR Products manufactures the raw materials from millions of discarded tires into innovative products such as Pinnacle Rubber Mulch, an eco-friendly alternative to traditional wood mulch. Along with Liberty Tire Recycling, the company maintains a nationwide network of processing plants and convenient shipping points. LTR Products is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. For more information, please visit

About Pinnacle Rubber Mulch

Introduced by LTR Products in December 2009, Pinnacle Rubber Mulch is an innovative alternative to traditional wood mulch for landscaping and playground surfacing. Pinnacle Rubber Mulch saves money by remaining bright and plush for at least 12 years with minimal maintenance. It is resistant to wind and water erosion, bug and rodent infestation, fading caused by sunlight, and decomposition. Unlike wood mulch, Pinnacle Rubber Mulch does not compress, thereby providing a thick and luxurious base material for landscape beds. As safety surfacing, a six-inch layer of Pinnacle Rubber Mulch will cushion a child’s fall from as high as 16 feet. For more information about Pinnacle Rubber Mulch, please visit

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