Carpet Removal and Disposal
Say goodbye to your old, worn-out carpets – trust our reliable carpet removal and disposal services!
Carpeting is one of the most common flooring types used in our homes, offices and other places of work. Carpets are especially utilized in cooler climates like ours, in and around Edmonton, Alberta. Not only does carpeting offer endless color options to tie the room design together, it also offers sound dampening and maybe most desirably, warmth and insulation. Beyond the physical attributes, theres much more happening beneath the surface that may surprise you!
The carpet you walk on every day often consists of two components – the carpet itself and a carpet underpad/underlay – added for additional comfort. Both of these pieces are commonly made from recycled synthetic materials, however carpet can also be manufactured out of wool.
Lasting anywhere between 5-15 years, the lifespan of carpet can range greatly depending on a variety of factors such as
- the material – (natural fibres may be more susceptible to unwanted pests like carpet beetles),
- stains, smells and allergens which may be reduced by regular cleaning.
Unfortunately, due to its construction however, carpet (and some upholstered furniture), can have some cringey details that may make you wince. Every year, carpet can collect several pounds of skin and soil that collect within the fibres. This can be reduced through regular vacuuming and steam cleaning. Bacteria can live in carpeting for up to 4 weeks and can transfer to food on contact (uh-oh, no 5 second rule here!)
When your carpet inevitably becomes smelly, stained or worn out, getting rid of old carpet doesn’t have to be a difficult process. So don’t worry, Junk 4 Good’s full service junk removal is here to make your carpet removal and disposal easy!
How to Remove Carpet
Depending on the size of the job, removal and disposal of your old carpet can be a quick and easy, or a long and laborious process. If you’re getting rid of an area rug, simply rolling it up and taking it to the garbage bin or an eco station may be your easiest options. Getting it into a small enough size, loading it into your vehicle and transporting it however, can often be the most challenging part of carpet removal.
If the hauling and transportation of your old carpet is your biggest hurdle, Junk 4 Good is here to help. To help with your carpet removal costs, take advantage of our 10% discount on curbside pick up! Simply have your old carpet placed at the curbside and our teams will quickly load everything up and deliver it to the appropriate disposal facility. If you’re a senior, take advantage of our 10% senior’s discount and let us do the heavy lifting!
Carpet removal can be that easy!
If you’re tackling a home renovation project or a larger carpet removal job, there may be a few extra steps required:
- If the carpet section is too large to safely handle, it is best to cut it into more manageable strips. Begin by making sure you have the appropriate safety gear. Get yourself some eye protection, gloves, and an appropriate knife or carpet ripper. Cutting the carpet into smaller sections and rolling them up makes it much easier to get it out of doorways, especially if you are doing this alone.
- Most carpets are often secured on the borders with a tack board. Pull the edges up, being careful to avoid this tack board and any staples that may be in the carpet.
- Once rolled up, carefully lift the rolls (with your knees, not your back) and remove the carpet from the room.
- Once the carpet is up, be sure to remove any debris (carpet fibres, staples and nails) from the floor. This is especially important if you had any glued down carpet, if you’re hoping to save the flooring or any hardwood flooring underneath the carpet, or for new carpet installation.
If large carpet removal seems too daunting, Junk 4 Good’s teams are here to simplify the process for you. Using Junk 4 Good’s junk removal services is as easy as identifying the items for removal, and sitting back while our teams do all the hard work. Our staff can cut, roll and remove any carpet from your home or business. Let us take care of the cumbersome work and transportation, making the process easy and painless.
Where Can I Take Old Carpet?
When looking to remove your old carpet, you may have a few different options locally. The carpet disposal options you have may depend on the size of the carpet you’re getting rid of.
Household Garbage Bin
If the carpet you’re getting rid of is small enough, you can actually put it inside your black garbage bin. Whether it’s rolled or folded, as long as you can close the lid, there shouldn’t be any issue with disposing of your old carpet. This method unfortunately does take away from the space you can use for your regular household garbage and it may require several weeks of waste collection pick-ups to see it all disappear.
Many communities have easily accessible transfer or eco stations available to residents. These stations allow you to drop off unwanted junk or other items for recycling and disposal.
Getting rid of old carpet and taking it to an Eco Station can be a fairly easy process. This option does require that you have a vehicle to handle the hauling, and the muscles to move the carpet into the containers. Be sure to search online for the closest transfer station to you. Please note that carpet disposal fees will most likely apply.
Getting rid of old carpet at a landfill may be your best bet if you have a large amount. Depending on your vehicle size, these sites often offer the most space to maneuver and dispose of your carpet. Much like a transfer station, you will require the means to transport the carpet and toss it off your vehicle in the appropriate area.
Carpet Recycling Facility
As recycling becomes more and more of a daily occurrence, we see new recycling facilities opening to address the materials we produce and dispose of. Although in the greater Edmonton area old carpet recycling services aren’t yet being offered, there are other regions turning old carpet into new products. Be sure to search for recycling options before defaulting to one of the other options noted above when you’re ready to get rid of your old carpet.
Where to recycle carpet near me?
In the Edmonton area, there unfortunately isn’t a viable carpet recycling option at this time. Although carpet may become suitable feedstock for biofuels facilities in the near future, currently the only suitable options is for carpet disposal.
Fortunately, as mentioned above, the foam underlay used for cushion underneath the carpet can be recycled at many carpet stores around Edmonton. To effectively dispose of carpet and padding yourself, you will need to travel to the foam underpad recycling centre as well as a transfer station to dispose of the carpet.
Don’t let the struggle of ripping, rolling, loading and driving around town worry you! With one easy call, Junk 4 Good’s junk removal services can dispatch a team to take care of all of this for you. We make it so you don’t have to lift a finger and will make sure that your old carpet gets to the proper location!