The Eliminator removes the infill material from synthetic turf playing surfaces by using a soft rotating brush lifted to a conveyor belt system and then on to an independent collection unit, which must be driven along side the unit. With the rising cost of synthetic playing fields the Eliminator can remove materials to be cleaned and used on a replacement field upon the end of life of a sportsfield, or to remove the materials to be recycled or repurposed in other products or in other applications. The Eliminator can be used with all types of infill material and is a useful tool for seam repairs or other maintenance in addition to complete field removal.