Status of the Industry

The Problem

The technology to recycle all types of carpet is simply not available today. Did you know that between 4 and 6 billion pounds of carpet is sent to land fill every year?

Currently, only a fraction of the carpet taken out of homes and commercial environments is diverted from landfill. However, we all have to start somewhere, and the carpet industry is making tremendous strides in solving with this huge problem. New technology is being invented every month that helps with recycling carpet.

That is why Texas Carpet Recycling (TCR) is a landfill alternative. Today, the only carpets that can be recycled (deconstructed and made into new products) are PVC–backed carpet tile, nylon 6 broadloom and, most recently, nylon 6,6 broadloom.

Most carpet pads can be recycled as well. PPE and other carpet fibers are still in the experimental mode of recycling and these producers can only absorb a small fraction of the old carpet… not nearly enough to make a difference.

Some carpet can be re–used or donated to charitable organizations depending on its condition. All other carpet is collected and sent to cement kilns to burn as alternative fuel. Carpet provides a very good fuel source to these kilns and helps minimize the need for natural fuel sources such as coal and wood.

Texas Carpet Recycling is the only local, full service landfill diversion alternative for commercial carpet. TCR offers end–users, dealers, and mills an efficient local alternative to expensive, unsustainable landfills. Our job is to find a home for your old carpet, no matter the fiber or backing type. Pricing varies based on the services needed, so give us a call at 817–552–1011 for a free quote. It is important to note that the prices are based on TCR processing ALL carpet types. No other reclamation center can make that claim.

Call 817–552–1011 today for advice on what to do with your old carpet
and how we can help keep our environment clean and healthy.