Getting rid of your old carpet to install carpet tiles can be an exciting experience for the home or business owner. Unfortunately, as you tear out the previous carpeting, you will notice you have a lot of padding and material to dispose.
One option you will have is to sell it to someone else, assuming it is in relatively good condition. Placing an ad online or offering it at a yard sale can be a good way to connect with someone who is looking to purchase inexpensive carpeting. This can help you to avoid dumping fees, give you some extra cash, and keep old carpet out of a landfill.
Some communities have places where you can donate old carpet. A couple examples include 1)Animal shelters can use it to bottom cages. 2)Habitat for humanity offices will resell it at an affordable price to the less fortunate and use the income to help build homes. Make sure you check on the requirements that these companies have, to ensure that you are meeting their minimum requirements.
If you prefer to take a green approach to the carpet removal, consider recycling. You will find that some roofing shingle companies, furniture batting professionals and others will repurpose the carpet so it doesn’t go to waste. You can check with local carpeting companies as they will usually have a list of providers who will recycle carpet in your area and ensure that your waste is put to good use.
There will be more than one use for your old carpeting. Take a moment to determine the approach you want to take with your carpeting and then proceed to ensuring that the carpet is disposed of in the best manner possible. This can help to re-purpose the material beyond the dump and potentially help others in the process. With the old carpeting out of the way, you can then install the new carpet tiles that you have purchased.