When you are renovating your home there is often the problem of what to do with your old carpet. Carpets are often made of polyproylene or nylon and therefore take thousands of years to decompose in a land fill. Saving your old carpets from the landfill can make a significant contribution to reducing the total amount of waste that you produce.
Luckily there are ways that New Jersey residents can reuse or recycle their old carpets instead of throwing them in the nearest dumpster.
If the carpet is in good condition, you can donate it to Habitat for Humanity for use in one of their projects. They will accept both carpet and the carpet padding underlay. You should contact your local Habitat for Humanity office to find out if they are accepting carpet donations at the time. Depending on the stage of their home renovation projects they may or may not be in need of carpet for their work.
Carpetcycle specialize in the removal and recycling of carpets. This Newark, NJ based company has become a leader in the process of carpet recycling. They offer a range of services for residential customers.
Not all carpet types can be recycled. Click here for a list of carpet types that they will recycle.
- You can drop off your unwanted carpet for recycling at the carpetcycle facility between 6 am and 2:30 pm on weekdays. Take your unwanted carpet to...
447 Schiller St, Elizabeth, NJ 0720
- You can also contact Carpetcycle and arrange for them to either pick up your already rolled up carpet from your home or they will come to your home and pull up the unwanted carpet for you.
- There is a charge for these services. Contact Carpetcycle for more details.