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Why You Need to Dispose of Your Old Carpet Properly

Having a new carpet in your home is a great way to spice up a room and make it feel brand new. You can sit back and enjoy the new vibe, indulge your feet on a cloudy layer, but you can’t get rid of the fact that you have to figure out how to dispose of your old carpet.

Typically, you let it collect dust in your garage or sit on the curb and rely on weekly rubbish collection. However, council collectors and skip bins won’t likely pick it up because it won’t fit on standard trucks together with all sorts of residential and commercial rubbish collected from the rounds. Carpets also have complex materials that make them impossible to break down in landfills.

Why Carpets Don’t Belong in Landfills

Your old and worn out carpets are usually made out of synthetic fibres such as polypropylene, nylon, and polyester which are cheaper than the traditional wool. These components make commercial carpets impossible to decompose, that’s why dumping them could only spell more problems than solutions.

Since the non-biodegradable components sit in landfills for lifetimes, it will affect not just the land itself but many other pillars of the environment such as our bodies of water. Synthetic compounds only break down into bits and pieces which could seep through the air and soil and invade our water supply, eventually reaching our oceans and can harm fish, seabirds, and other marine life. These series of chain reaction eventually goes full circle and impact us, humans, directly.

Additionally, a carpet the size of a room (or wider) is beyond the load which most skip bins and council sanitation workers are willing to take. Its bulkiness also deals a heavy blow to workers tasked with picking it up. On another hand, you can tear it to pieces and make us of the smaller portions for recycling.

Recycling Scraps

It’s the little things that count. By squeezing the last few drops of value out of your old carpet, you can upcycle it through clever projects which you can still find helpful. Each of us is encouraged to contribute through every possible way in curbing our global temperature, and recycling is one of them. 

Furthermore, donating your old mats to close neighbours or relatives as well as charities is also a great idea. You can check out your local charities to see if they are willing to accept old mats for donation. There’s a greater emotional reward in giving out your valued stuff wholeheartedly than discarding it for your own good.

Through recycling or donations, you can prevent your non-biodegradable rubbish from mixing into landfills or disturbing natural processes by making your old carpets go a long way further even after its service life. 

Likewise, there are many waste recycling facilities throughout Sydney which breaks down old carpets into raw materials for manufacturing new ones. The catch is that transporting such a massive load can be difficult, and that’s when you need Paul’s Rubbish Removal as a partner for responsible rubbish removal since we not only tend to your old carpets but also makes sure they make it into recycling facilities.

Rubbish Removal Services

Now that you know that carpets do not belong in landfills, and those recycling facilities can only do so much to help you get rid of your old carpet, it’s time to throw in the trump card: Rubbish Removal Services.

By making a call with a reliable rubbish removal service such as Paul’s Rubbish Removal, you are making a smart choice in hitting two birds with one stone. With Paul’s exceptional team of removalists who are experts in removing all sorts and sizes of waste as well as the vast network of recycling and disposal facilities in which we are a part of, you are guaranteed that not only will you permanently get rid of your worn-out carpet, you also take part in recycling your rubbish into raw materials which can be utilised into new products. 

We love our only home as much as you do, and we are actively taking a role in the planet’s preservation, just like you.

Furthermore, you are also freed from the hassle of all the heavy lifting and clearing of your room. You can continue indulging on your brand new carpet while we tend to all unwanted rubbish, giving you value for your worth.

If you want your rubbish removed within the day and at the same time want the guarantee that your trash gets a long way with as much value even as garbage, set a booking with our friendly staff at 0407 125 125 or email us for inquiries and a free quote.

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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