Your go-to guide for waste & recycling in the Twin Cities.
Old carpet could become new carpet again, plastic resin for making plastic parts, plastic drainage pipe, new carpet pad, acoustic matting, sorbent material for water pollutants, or as an energy substitute for natural gas and coal.
Residential carpet and padding are accepted for recycling at several local facilities. Commercial carpet is permitted only with prior approval. Separated urethane foam padding also is accepted.
Carpet must be in rolls, maximum six feet in width. Tie rolls with string or twine. Carpet must be dry and generally clean, with minimal loose dirt.
Be prepared to move rolls of carpet from your vehicle to trailers at the collection site. Transfer assistance is not generally available.
Please check with Bro-Tex, Inc for up-to-date locations and specifications.
Many landfills and transfer stations accept carpet for a fee. Your waste hauler may accept carpet and padding for disposal. Call first for potential fees and material preparation requirements.
For more information on properly disposing of carpet and padding, contact your county.
When purchasing new carpet, ask the installer about reuse, recycling or disposal options for the old carpet.
Wed. 12 PM – 7 PM Thur. 12 PM – 6 PM Fri. 10 AM – 4 PM Sat. 8 AM – 12 PM
Wed. 12 PM – 7 PM Thur. 11 AM – 5 PM Sat. 8 AM – 12 PM
Does not Accept:
► Business hazardous waste ► Construction & demolition debris ► Furniture ► Mattresses & box springs ► Trash/garbage ► Wood (other than tree debris)
Accepts appliances, carpet and padding, concrete, dirt, fiberboard, insulation, plaster, scrap metal, sheetrock, shingles, and treated and non-treated wood.