Carpets and rugs – what to do with them
If you have carpets and rugs that you don’t need any more, there are loads of ways you can dispose of them responsibly.
If they're in good condition
If they've seen better days
- Local gardening groups might take them off your hands as carpet is useful for insulating compost heaps and keeping weeds at bay on vegetable plots and paths. Wool rich carpets also make a very good mulch.
- If you’re building a garden pond, use old carpet to line it before you put the pond liner in – it protects the liner from sharp stones
- Cut to size and use it to protect your car windscreen from frost
- Check to see if your council offers a collection service or take them to your local recycling centre
Alternatively, carpet shops will take away your old carpet when they fit your new one.