When renovating your home or redecorating some rooms, besides a fresh coat of paint, often the first step is removing the old carpets and replacing them with a more modern choice of floorings such as vinyl, tiles, or wood floors. Disposing of old carpets is not all that simple though. Carpet contains complex chemicals and fibers that do not break down easily in a landfill. The vast majority of carpets are manufactured using synthetic fibers such as nylon, polyester, and synthetic rubber products which are all produced from oil products.
As with all plastic substances, these components can take hundreds of years to decompose. While breaking down, they not only release methane which is a greenhouse gas, but they also release toxic chemicals which leach into the groundwater and the surrounding soils. In addition, there are toxic chemicals in the glue used to stick carpets down, and chemicals that are used to make carpets water and stain-repellent.
It is important therefore to take care when disposing of old carpets. Ensure that it is done in an environmentally friendly manner.
It is surprising what recycled carpet components can be turned into. Carpets are broken down through various processes and manufactured into many useful products. These include roofing shingles, stepping stones, railroad tiles, and composite lumber that is used for manufacturing patio furniture, railings, and decking, amongst other things.
These methods do not involve recycling of the materials, but rather repurposing usable carpet pieces for other uses. On a large scale, these include batting for soft furnishings, road underlay, and specialist textiles that are used for soil retention and reinforcement of water drainage courses.
If there are no recycling services available instead of throwing your carpet out repurpose it instead by finding other uses for it. These are all ways of keeping carpets out of landfill sites.
There are many ways of disposing of your old carpet either by recycling, reusing, or repurposing. It is important to do anything you can to keep as much of it as possible out of our landfills.
If you find yourself in a position where you need old carpets or any junk hauled away, you can rely on Little Green Junk to carry out your waste removal and disposal in a professional manner. We recycle wherever possible, and you can be assured that we only use the landfill as a last resort.
At Little Green Junk Company in York, PA, we treat our customers with the respect they deserve, and we are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that they are happy with our service. Once we arrive on site and inspect the extent of the cleanout, we will discuss any changes to be made to the quote with you. When we have an agreement on the amount, we will start clearing your trash away.
When we have completed the job, we will leave that area clean and tidy.
We realise that sometimes you need to get rid of your trash in a hurry, so we offer a same day junk removal service, and we can even accommodate your junk removal after hours or over a weekend if that is what you require.
Please call us today on 717 467 0070 when you need a quote for your trash removal when you undertake your spring clean.