You can take carpet and vinyl flooring from home DIY projects to your local Recycling Centre.
You can take carpets for recycling to the following sites
If they are still in good condition, you can donate them to some charity shops or reuse organisations.
- Local gardeners or gardening groups may be interested in using your old carpet. It is useful for insulating compost heaps or keeping weeds at bay on vegetable plots and on paths. Wool rich carpets also make a very good mulch.
- If you are building a garden pond, you can use old carpet to line it before you put the pond liner in – it protects the liner from sharp stones.
- You can cut it to size and use it to protect your car windscreen from frost.
Any waste produced by tradespeople or builders you hired to carry out improvements, repair or alterations to your home is classed as business waste and can’t be disposed of at any of our Recycling Centres. Always ask a tradesperson to include waste disposal in their quote.