Can carpet flooring be recycled?

Can carpet flooring be recycled?

According to the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI), two million tons of carpet end up in a landfill yearly, even though much of it could be recycled. Barrington Carpet & Flooring Design in Akron, OH, strives to be a leader in planet-friendly practices, and therefore, we participate in a recycling program. We are a carpet store offering eco-friendly brands from Mohawk Industries and Shaw Industries.


Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) is a joint industry-government non-profit aiming to develop recycling solutions. Because of the work of CARE, this floorings recycling industry is consistently growing, and new market-based solutions are being developed. Today, there are carpet recyclers in many states, and some of these businesses are located in Ohio.

Legislative solution

Carpeting can release hazardous environmental materials, including perfluorinated compounds (PFAS) and flame retardants. PSI developed a legislative model for soft surface EPR to guide state legislators who create recycling laws. EPR, or Extended Producer Responsibility, is a mandatory policy that requires manufacturers to take responsibility for the disposal of their products.

Recycled components

Mohawk Industries is one of the companies that produce carpeting made of recycled plastic beverage bottles, and you can find these brands at Barrington Carpet & Flooring Design. The EverStrand carpet collection features up to 100 percent recycled content or 63 reclaimed bottles per yard of material. SmartStrand carpeting includes corn sugar, a renewable material.

Your premier carpet store in Akron, OH

Barrington Carpet & Flooring Design installs carpet in Akron, OH, Copley, Hartville, North Canton, Uniontown, and other nearby towns and cities. We are so confident of the skill of our installation team that we back every carpet installation with a lifetime warranty. Please stop by our showroom in Akron today to compare carpet styles, or use our online form to request a free virtual consultation.