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  • Getting rid of old carpets
  • kormoran
    Free Member

    I think I know the answer to this but I thought I’d ask in case there is a better solution to landfill

    We are renovating this year and removing some old carpets. They are classic 70s horror’s, nobody is going to want them other than for a dog kennel

    I was wondering if there is any alternative to the local tip, eg are they in any way recyclable?

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    ossify
    Full Member

    My local tips (North Manchester) have a recycling bin specifically for carpets.

    If yours landfills them, maybe it’s worth trying a tip in a different nearby council area?

    Or check with your tip – could be they separate it out and recycle anyway.

    Mikkel
    Free Member

    Depends where you are, as i know someone who could use a load of old carpets for archery targets

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    Put them down as weed suppressants, seen it on an allotment

    kormoran
    Free Member

    I’m in the Highlands

    Thanks, I will check the local tip, it’s actually a recycling centre so perhaps here is hope!

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    nwgiles
    Free Member

    put them on ebay, some gangs will always have a need for some carpet

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    andrewh
    Free Member

    Try Freecycle, might go in someone’s garage/shed?

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    JonnyC
    Free Member

    I was going to suggest Freecycle.   I’ve used it a few times and you’d be surprised what people will take

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    thisisnotaspoon
    Free Member

    Freecyccle / facebook marketplace +1

    There’s usually someone (occasionally me)  who’s bought a new car and needs to make a boot liner, or want’s it for the garage as it’s far nicer to kneel/lie on under a car than the bare concrete.

    A lot of the recycling is they get shredded and mixed with sand to make the bases for showjumping / dressage arenas as you need something loose/dry like sand, but bound together enough that the hoses don’t slip/sink into it, but not organic soil that turns into mud.

    Hopefully they separate out the cheap polyester/nylon carpets first otherwise that’s tones of microplastics being churned directly into the soil!

    n0b0dy0ftheg0at
    Free Member

    Doesn’t everyone roll up their murder victims in them and bury them under the patio? ;)

    Cougar
    Full Member

    Contact the council to arrange a bulky collection.

    I’m a card-carrying yogurt-knitter and even I’d draw the line at someone else’s used carpet.  **** knows what fluids it’s absorbed over the years.  Carpet-fitters won’t go near them, which tells me all I need to know.

    timmys
    Full Member

    Don’t the youth find them them useful for making dirt jumps for their bicycles?

    On their facebook group Chicksands Bike Park seem to be grateful for used carpet donations.

    Bunnyhop
    Full Member

    There is someone (you’ll need google), who actually makes carpet bags.

    We cut ours up and used it for covering the compost heaps.

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