How to Get Rid of Old Carpet

When moving house or renovating your house there are those home items that always seem to come your way. A carpet is one of those items that are difficult to get rid and even prevent you from purchasing a new one. Almost every home has a carpet; America put approximately 5 billion pounds of old carpets in landfills. How do people get rid of old carpets? If you have no idea how to go about the rubbish removal, here are some tips that you will find helpful.

  1. Sell it

    Don’t just dump an old carpet. You can sell it cheap and avoid throwing it on a landfill. You will be surprised how many people are willing to buy it. Post it on craigslist or eBay to get a buyer. To fetch a better price, wash and dye it before posting it online.

  2. Donate the carpet

    If the carpet is in good condition, keep in mind that many charity organisations need your help. Such carpets are later donated to needy people around the world.

  3. Recycle kit

    Though not common, there are companies that recycle old carpets turning them to roofing shingles or furniture battling..They charge a small fee to recycle your carpet.

  4. Reuse it

    For the rooms that have a good amount of natural light, you can choose some colourful or even dark coloured carpets. If the room is not light enough, always choose bright colours.

    You can use bits and pieces of your old carpet to cover cat furniture or as insulating pipes, dog houses and attics. Other uses include wedding suppressant in gardens, kneeling pad or as a welcome mat. Note that this after cutting off the torn part or into unique shapes.

    As you follow those tips in junk removal, try and go green on your next carpet purchase. Following any of the above tips is environmentally friendly and help save money which can be used in a better way.