Carpet Removal & Recycling

Are you remodelling and putting in new flooring? Whether you’re replacing your old worn out carpet with new carpeting, or 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?

Convenient carpet disposal

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.

Here's how our service works: 

1. Simply schedule your free onsite estimate online or by calling 1-800-468-5865.

2. Our friendly, uniformed truck team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled 2-hour appointment window.

3. When we arrive, just point to the carpeting you want to be removed and we’ll provide you with an up-front, all-inclusive price.

4. Once you say the word, we’ll haul your old carpeting away from wherever it’s located and finish by tidying up the area. Plus, we will recycle and donate whatever we can, whenever possible.

Carpet recycling made easy

Uniformed TOM ready to remove & dispose of your old carpeting
  • Area Rugs
  • Old Carpeting
  • Floor Coverings
  • Throw Rugs
  • Nylon or Polyester Carpeting
  • Cut Pile or Loop Carpets
  • Olefin Carpeting
  • Stain Resistant Carpeting
  • Wool Carpeting
Uniformed TOM ready to remove & dispose of your old carpeting

Frequently Asked Questions

Can old carpet be recycled?

Even though your carpet has reached the end of its life in your home, that doesn't mean it can't be repurposed 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. When a carpet is brought to a recycling center, it is broken down into its raw components so it can be reused in new products. A common raw material carpet creates is plastic resin which is reused in many household products, including new carpet!

If you’re not sure how to go about recycling your carpet on your own, give 1-800-GOT-JUNK? a call.

Can you throw carpet in a dumpster?

If you have smaller amounts of old carpet to get rid of, you might be able to throw it in the dumpster. However, it’s not the best way to deal with removing old carpet. Check with your local municipality to see if they offer carpet removal pick up—you may need to transport it to the dump or recycling facility on your own.   

Old ripped up carpets can be bulky and tedious to get rid of on your own. That’s where 1-800-GOT-JUNK? comes in! We specialize carpet removal and can take care of everything for you. All you have to do is point, and your carpet disappears! Give us a call today.

Can 1-800-GOT-JUNK? rip up my carpet and haul it away?

Yes! The team members at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? are professionally trained to handle the toughest jobs, including ripping up your old carpet and removing it for you. We always do our best to recycle any old carpeting.

What happens to old carpet when it’s sent to the landfill?

While there are carpets and rugs that are made of natural fibers, many are made up of materials like nylon, polyester, and urethane foam. These substances don’t break down naturally, which means that they can end up sitting in landfills for years. As they sit the landfill, the chemicals used to make the carpet can release toxins into the air and pollute the water and soil.

This is why it’s so important to recycle carpet when possible. When you call 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, we’ll handle your carpet recycling for you. We’ll pick up your old carpet, load it into our truck, and ensure it gets recycled or properly disposed of.

How do I remove different types of carpets?

Carpet removal can be tough and typically requires professional help. In order to properly remove the carpet, you need to pull out the padding, which is often stapled to the floor. This often requires all sorts of tools to finish the job, which you may not already have on hand.

When you’re ready to bring in some carpet removal professionals, give 1-800-GOT-JUNK? a call. Our friendly crew is ready to get that old carpet out of your way. We can help rip out the carpet for you, taking care to remove those sharp staples and loading the carpet into our truck. You won’t have to lift a finger and we’ll even sweep up the area when we’re done.  

Will new carpeting help my allergies?

Older carpets and the padding beneath them can absorb all sorts of dust and other allergen-containing particles that float around in the air. Over time, these can cause allergic reactions and related symptoms. New carpeting definitely helps with allergies, as it hasn’t yet absorbed all the dust and allergens. If you’re getting new carpet installed and need to get rid of your old carpet, our crew at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is in your neighbourhood and happy to help remove your old carpet. Just give us a call or book online!

What's the best way to store old carpeting or rugs?

If you’re not planning to use your old carpet or rug again, why store it at all? It’s always best to get rid of old carpeting or rugs that you no longer need and free up some space in your home. When you’re ready to get rid of your old carpet, give 1-800-GOT-JUNK? a call. We’ll do all the heavy lifting—you won’t have to lift a finger!  

Can carpets go to the landfill?

Unfortunately, carpets contain tons of fibers that make it impossible to be broken down in a landfill. Each piece of carpet has a different chemical makeup, so it’s better to leave it up to experts like our crew at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to help you take it away and dispose of it properly.