Whether your carpet is worn out and being replaced, or you're remodeling and putting in hardwood flooring or tile instead, you may be wondering what to do with your old carpet remnants. What if you could just point, and make it all disappear?
At 1-800-GOT JUNK?, we can take all types of household and commercial carpeting as well as large area rugs. After we remove your carpet, we evaluate the condition and decide whether it should be disposed or recycled. Rest assured, we always choose the most environmentally-friendly method available.
Responsible Carpet Disposal With 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
We understand that you don't want to spend a lot of time dealing with your old carpet. You've got new flooring to buy and remodeling plans to finish. That's why we make it easy.
- Simply schedule your carpet removal appointment online or by calling 1-800-468-5865.
- Our friendly, uniformed team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled 2 hour arrival window.
- When we arrive, just point to the carpet you want removed and we’ll provide you with an up-front, all-inclusive price.
- Once you say the word, we’ll haul your carpet away from wherever it’s located and finish by cleaning up the area. Plus, we recycle your carpet whenever possible.
If you require additional services such as the removal of tack strips, our on-site team can price this option for you. However, if your carpet is glued, we ask that you disassemble it first. We would appreciate it if all furniture could kindly be moved from the room before we arrive to haul away your carpet.
Why Carpet Recycling Is Important
Did you know that Americans discard more than five billion pounds of carpeting each year? That's nearly seven times the weight of the Empire State Building! In fact the average carpet only lasts from six to ten years.
Even though your carpet has reached the end of its life in your home, that doesn't mean it can't be re-purposed to create new products. Old carpeting can be recycled and used to create new carpet, as well as plastic parts for auto interiors and engines, industrial flooring, and even parking barriers.
Carpet is basically made up of plastics, which means the main components are complex hydrocarbons - substances that come from fossil fuels. Since coal and natural gas are limited resources, it's especially important to conserve these fuels by recycling carpet rather than using up the earth's precious supply of fuel to create new carpet.
Recycling your old, unwanted carpet offers two primary advantages over putting it out with the trash. First, carpet manufacturers won't have to consume as much energy or raw materials like water and fuel. Second, recycling prevents all of that old carpeting (and its hydrocarbons) from ending up in America's landfills. This option is a win for consumers, manufacturers AND the planet!