Carpet recycling is both good for the environment and the economy – saving natural resources and landfill space as well as creating jobs.
Carpet recovery is good business.
South Carolina is a leader for carpet recycling in the Southeast – with several hundred million pounds of carpet recycling capacity. The S.C. Carpet Recovery Coalition (CRC) was established in 2013 to help increase carpet recycling and encourage post-consumer carpet recycling by cities, counties and businesses.
We can do more.
Do your part as a local government, business, retailer, and installer: offer carpet recycling to residents and customers.In addition, as a consumer, request carpet recycling.
Consumers – Ask your retailer for a rip and recycle clause in your contract.
Retailers – Require installers to have the carpet recycled and/or offer carpet collection at your facility.
Installers – Take post-consumer carpet to a place that collects carpet for recycling.
Local Government – Establish a carpet collection program.
Recycling Businesses – Help the state develop the carpet collection infrastructure.
SC Carpet Recovery Statistics
Did you know…
Jobs: 1,280 in South Carolina related to carpet recycling
4,533,500 pounds of carpet was collected in South Carolina for recycling in FY14
2,737,500 pounds of carpet padding was collected in South Carolina for recycling in FY14
534 million pounds of gross collected post-consumer carpet in 2013
197 million pounds of post-consumer carpet was recycled in 2013