Taking a Closer Look at Carpet Recycling

Recycling is a responsible form of waste management, and you might be surprised at the different kinds of materials that can be recycled. Since we throw away billions of pounds of carpeting every year, it’s important that we dispose of it the right way. Watch this video and take a closer look at carpet recycling.

Carpet comes in many different types, so the first step is sorting. Workers use a light spectrometer to sort the carpet into 6 categories, and then they bale the piles. At another facility, they will cut and de-loop the carpet, clean the fluff and sew it together, and then melt it down and cool it.

Jim Bracken, owner of Brackenbox, specializes in dumpster rentals serving Chicago. At Brackenbox, we are committed to responsible waste management, which means we can help you with your recycling needs. Call Jim at (708) 339-4100 or visit our website to learn more.