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How to Dispose of Carpet: 5 Easy Removal Tips

Is your living room carpet showing signs of wear and tear, looking old, discoloured, or simply ready for an update? It’s probably time to think about finally getting rid of that old carpet and bringing in something fresh and new. But, the thought of carpet removal can seem daunting, especially when considering the size, effort, and special disposal methods required. How do you dispose of old carpet without it becoming a massive chore or contributing to the waste problem?

At Paul’s Rubbish Removal, we’ve mastered the art of efficient and environmentally responsible carpet removal and disposal. Whether you’re knee-deep in a home renovation project or simply refreshing your space, we’ve got simple tips and tricks to make getting rid of your old carpets stress-free. From understanding how to cut and prepare your carpet for removal to exploring recycling and repurposing options, we’re here to guide you through the cheapest and most sustainable methods to deal with your old carpets.

Preparing Old Carpets for Removal

Removing and cutting an old carpet flooring


Removing worn-out layers for easier carpet disposal

Before steamrolling ahead on your next home reno project, consider how you’ll go about disposing of your old carpets, making sure it’s easy to handle and transport. You can start by removing any loose or worn-out layers, such as padding or carpet underlay, which often become easier to separate the older a carpet is.

This step not only reduces the carpet’s overall weight but also makes it simpler to mould or roll up. For a typical carpet removal job, we find that removing these layers makes a huge difference for wool carpet or large carpet tiles, making them less cumbersome for you or your carpet removal team to load and carry.


Cut the carpet into smaller pieces

Another trick to lessen the load of old carpet disposal is cutting the carpet into smaller, more manageable pieces. Due to their size and thickness, carpets can be challenging to handle. By dividing your carpet into smaller sections, we recommend making them about a metre wide, which makes them easier to roll up and transport.

This tip is highly recommended for both household waste and large scale commercial projects. So whether you’re doing it yourself or preparing for a professional team to come and collect your old carpet, cutting the carpet into smaller rolls ensures a more efficient removal process.


Selling or Donating Your Carpet

a warehouse for selling old carpets secondhand


Sell Your Old Carpet

Got an old carpet that’s still got some life in it? Why not make a bit of cash and give it a new home instead of it ending up in landfill? Selling your used carpet online is a smart move and is often overlooked during a typical carpet removal service. Sites like eBay, Facebook Marketplace, and Gumtree are great spots to start.

You’d be surprised how many folks are looking for what you’ve got – whether it’s for their home, a DIY project, or even as rug recycling material. Remember, pricing can vary depending on the carpet’s condition and type, but getting a reasonable price for your old carpeting is definitely possible.

Donate Your Carpet for a Good Cause

Not keen on selling? Donating your old carpet is a fantastic way to contribute to the community. Whether it’s to a local charity, a nonprofit organisation, or even a family member in need of new flooring, your old carpet can find a new purpose. It’s not just about getting rid of waste; it’s about helping others and being eco-friendly.

Plus, it’s a stress-free way to dispose of your old carpeting without worrying about illegal dumping or adding to the tonnes of waste left lying in landfill.


Recycling Instead of Carpet Disposal

Reverse Garbage Recycling Centre NSW

Image Source: Reverse Garbage Recycling Centre NSW

Before you consider tossing that old carpet, have you thought about carpet recycling? Recycling your old carpet is a smart choice, not only for the environment but also your community. Local commercial recycling facilities, often in collaboration with your local council, are fantastic places to start. These facilities specialise in breaking down and repurposing the materials of your old carpets into something useful again.

But recycling doesn’t just stop at dropping off your old carpet at a recycling bin. There’s a world of creative reuse that can give your old carpet a second life in various settings. From transforming carpet tiles into art projects for family members to using sections of carpets as comfy mats for pets, the possibilities are endless. Even old carpet underlay can find new purpose in gardening projects or as soundproofing material in DIY home renovations.


Get Professional Carpet Disposal Services

If you simply don’t have the time on your hands to get rid of your old carpets, calling up a carpet and rubbish removal service will also do the trick. Not only do you save time and effort, but you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that these removal services have the tools, equipment and trucks needed to dispose of your old carpets responsibly.

Reach out and contact your local removalists like Paul’s Rubbish Removal, who are equipped to handle and dispose of old flooring. We cover everything! From a single carpet collection after you get those fresh new carpets installed to multiple interior carpets after a big house renovation. Our friendly team and carpet disposal service make sure that they are directed to suitable recycling or disposal options, adhering to environmental best practices.


Why Choose Paul’s Rubbish Removal? 

Getting your carpet removed? Looking for a carpet removal solution at a great price? Then look no further. Here at Paul’s Rubbish Removal, we pride ourselves on being a highly experienced team dedicated to meeting your carpet disposal needs efficiently.

Whether it’s one old carpet or several, our rubbish and carpet removal service simplifies the process of replacing, making disposal as straightforward as possible.

With our help, disposing of carpets becomes hassle-free, and you’re assured of eco-friendly practices from start to finish.

Offering competitive pricing and an efficient service, we’re here to support your carpet removal in Sydney and beyond. For a free quote and to learn more about our comprehensive services, including carpet disposal, furniture removal, and flooring waste management, contact us at Paul’s Rubbish Removal on 0407 125 125 or flick us an email at info@paulsrubbish.com.au.

We’re all about making rubbish removal easy-peasy, ensuring your old carpets, furniture, old flooring and more are dealt with in the most responsible way. Let us lighten your load, clearing out the clutter and helping keep our environment clean and green.

Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a Digital Content Writer for Paul's Rubbish Removal. Sarah is a huge advocate for recycling, environmental sustainability, health and well-being and has a genuine love for all sea animals. Keep up with Sarah by following Paul's Rubbish Removal blog!

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