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Take your old carpet to a facility listed here. Please roll the carpet, with the fiber side out. Cut it down to rolls 6 feet wide if possible. Do not bring carpet cushion, padding, hard surface flooring, or carpet with rubberized backing. Carpet must be dry, and free of trash, chemicals, or other contamination.

At this time it will likely cost between 5 cents to 25 cents per pound of old carpet to recycle (carpet typically weighs about 4-5 pounds per square yard). The cost will depend on the kind of carpet you have, how it was installed and your geographic location.

See also What kinds of products are made from old carpet?

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Added January 18, 2015.

Last updated June 9, 2015.

Applies to United States.