Posted by in Fuzz Buzz Flooring on 2/28/2012

Home Carpet One proudly announces that it is doing its part one square foot of carpet at a time to be green. Any recyclable carpet and pad removed from your home prior to installation will avoid the land fill when you purchase new carpet from Home Carpet One. Instead of taking it to a dumpster at our Chicago carpet warehouse, we are setting it aside for our carpet recycling partner to repurpose the carpet and pad. Home Carpet One has partnered with Surfaces Transport as a voluntary participant of the CLEAR (Carpet Landfill Elimination and Recycling) Carpet Recycling program in an effort to reduce landfill waste by recycling most of the carpet and pad removed from job sites.

Have you ever thought about what happens to your old carpet after it leaves your home? Typically when carpet is removed from a job site it gets thrown into a dumpster and eventually hauled to a landfill. Over 9 billion pounds of new carpet is purchased every year and about 6 billion pounds of carpet ends up in landfills every year.

With the CLEAR program most of the carpet and pad that is removed from the job site is taken by our recycling partners and reincarnated into things you encounter in your daily life such as picnic tables, car parts, park benches, and other consumer products. The pad that is removed is recycled and processed into new pad.

At Home Carpet One, we know that every effort counts. When you purchase new carpet and pad from Home Carpet One for your Chicago home you now can take comfort that if it all possible, it won’t find its way to a landfill.

For more information feel free to call us at 773-935-9314.


Tags: eco-friendly , green , landfill , clear , carpet landfill elimination and recycling , carpet recycling program

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