Original Carpet Recycled

Early in the Deconstruction I searched for a way to recycle all the materials we were replacing in the house. Only the family room was carpeted. I was able to find a carpet recycler in Denver to get the large room of carpeting recycled.

One room was carpeted
One room was carpeted

I removed the carpet and the tack strips and rolled up the carpet to take it to the recycler.

Recycled Carpet
Recycled Carpet

At the recycler there was carpet in large piles and mine was just added to the pile. The man who worked there showed me that the carpets were shredded and then the shredded fibers were reused in carpet manufacturing.

Carpet Shredder
Carpet Shredder

I searched the blog but apparently in the early days I didn’t write about every step. Turns out this one is an important step to show since carpet is one of the four waste streams that I used.

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