Carpet Disposal Guide

When you get a new carpet, you’ll have to dispose of the old one.  As well as the carpet itself, you will likely have old underlay and gripper rods to get rid of, plus any offcuts and packaging from your new carpet.

Carpet Disposal Guide

Here are some of the most common way to dispose of a carpet.

Ask The Retailer

Most retailers will offer this service but the price varies.  Some retailers will only take away offcuts from the new carpet but not the old one. It is worth asking when you buy your new carpet what the retailer’s policy is, and the price – which is usually charged per square metre.


You could reuse your old rug for gardening, animal bedding or give it away to someone else.  Only new offcuts are more likely to be reusable, though. Websites like Freecycle connect used goods with people who want them, and it is more environmentally friendly to reuse a carpet than to simply throw it away.

Council Recycling Centre

Disposing of a rug at your council recycling centre is the cheapest option for householders as most tips are free.  The downsides are that you will have to make more than one journey and it will make a mess of your car. 

Skip Hire

As long as you have enough carpet and other waste to fill it, hiring a skip is one of the best ways of disposing of your old rugs.  The prices vary according to size, and whether your skip is placed on or off the road but it is cheaper than you think. 

Martlands Skip Hire

To order a skip for your next project, just call our friendly Martlands Skip Hire office on a local number below for a skip hire quote that is tailored to your needs. We will be pleased to help!

Burscough Skip Hire 01704 779345
Southport Skip Hire 01704 779345
Skelmersdale Skip Hire 01695 769123
Bamber Bridge Skip Hire 01772 364 399
Chorley Skip Hire 01257 752399
Leyland Skip Hire 01772 364399

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