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.
- Wet carpet or pads
- Rubber backed carpet or rubber pad
- Carpet tile or other rigid flooring
- Carpet scraps or trimmings
- Tack strips, nails, staples, or knife blades
- Wet glue, debris, refuse, rocks, or caked mud
Recycling & Disposal Information:
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.
- To encourage recycling, buy carpet and padding made from post-consumer recycled materials.
- Consider using carpet squares as an alternative to roll carpet. When an area is worn or damaged, the affected area can easily be replaced with new squares.
- Reuse carpet for floors in cars, trucks, boats, fishing houses, cabins, and utility rooms.
- Post your used carpet on free, web-based listing services such as craigslist or advertise it on local bulletin boards.