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The Ultimate Guide to Carpet Disposal

When you are having a new carpet fitted it is common practice to dispose of your old one.

Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, we get regular calls about using our skip hire services for getting rid of carpets. This is why we have put together this comprehensive guide of all the ways you can dispose of a carpet.

9 Ways to Get Rid Of Your Old Carpet

Retailers – One easy way to dispose of your old carpet is to have it removed by the retailer that you purchased your new one from. Many carpet retailers with an offer this sort of service just make sure you clarify whether this includes uplifting your old one or simply collecting and disposing of.

Carpet Fitters – If your retailer does not offer a disposal service you can always ask your carpet fitter if they can remove it for an additional fee. You will need to ensure they have a waste carrier’s license from the Environment Agency as it is illegal for them to take it away without this.

Reuse – Old carpets can be repurposed for gardening, mats, animal bedding, offcuts or you could consider giving it to a friend. Having said this, new offcuts are more likely to be reusable as older carpets can sometimes be smelly and unpleasant.

Council Dump – If you are a householder, disposing of carpet at your local recycling centre is the most cost-effective option as most tips are completely free. The only downside if you have a vehicle is that it may require more than one trip to completely get rid of your old carpet.

Councils – Some councils do offer a bulky waste collection service, but you will need to check with your local council’s website first.

Skip Hire – Providing there is enough carpet to fill it, hiring a skip from Staffordshire Skip Hire is another way of getting rid of old flooring materials.

Man and Van Clearance – The obvious alternative to skip hire is using a man and van rubbish removal company.

Pulling Up Your Carpet – Before you can dispose of your carpet it will need to be lifted up from the floor. This requires a handful of tools but if you do not feel like getting your hands dirty you ask a carpet fitter to do this.

Landfill – Carpets contain complex fibres that can not be broken down in landfill as their process of biodegrading is slower and creates methane. We would strongly recommend not adding your old carpet to landfill.

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If you want to find out more about carpet disposal, please speak to Staffordshire Skip Hire today.

We are the leading supplier of skip for customers right across Stoke on Trent and the surrounding areas.