How to Dispose and Recycle Old Carpets?
Do you have some very old carpets have a long history in your house? Does your carpet shows excessive signs of wear and tear, rips, holes or burns?
Check out Building Green TV’s video on some tips of removing and recycling old carpets:
Old carpets can hold toxins, dust mites, dirt and other allergens that are unhealthy for you and your family. Before you replace your old carpet with wood or tile floors, you probably have old carpet to dispose of. Before you simply dump that carpet in the trashcan, you might consider some option that are also healthy for the environment.
Disposing Old Carpets
Usually underneath the carpet is the concrete slab that are in good shape. This can become a beautifully furnished floor.
Some of the carpeting and mat can be recycled. However, some of the old petroleum products were glued to the floor with toxic glue. Organizations such as Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) aims at advancing market-based solutions that increase landfill diversion and recycling of post-consumer carpet, encourage design for recyclability. Their vision is to
increase post-consumer carpet diversion and recycling economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.
Reusing Old Carpets
Old carpets can go into composite lumber, tile backer board, roofing shingles, railroad ties, automobile parts, carpet cushions and stepping stones.
If you have nasty old carpets in your house, it is harming your health. You can replace it with new, high-quality carpets. You might have concrete that can be refinished, stained and made beautiful; you might have old wood that can be sanded and painted. There are a lot of alternatives.
The Next Step
Don’t try to do it at home because you might cause unrecoverable damages to your floor. Hire someone professional to do it for you. Give us a call, we will replace your unhealthy old carpeting with environmentally friendly products of your choice, while giving your house and office a new modern look. Our experienced worker and skillful designers will provide you with a variety of choices within your budget.