One of the most frequently thrown-away materials in landfills is carpet. It’s easy to understand why: Carpet is bulky, heavy and difficult to recycle because it’s made up of a variety of materials. When you replace the carpeting in your home, you don’t have to send it off to be landfilled. The nonprofit Carpet America Recovery Effort is working to create a nationwide infrastructure to divert carpet from landfills and into recycling programs. Right now, having someone come to your home to pick up old carpet is next to impossible. But you can bring old carpet to many participating recycling centers. To find one, visit carpetrecovery.org.
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