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Carpet Recycling Network
Looking to replace the carpet in your home? 

How does it work?

Shaw has established a carpet collection network that covers most major U.S. markets. Via these reclamation partners and a take-back program for our EcoWorx backed commercial products, we reclaim and recycle approximately 100 million pounds of carpet a year – converting the materials we reclaim back into carpet, into products for other industries, or energy to power our manufacturing operations. 

Shaw is also a member of the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), a nonprofit organization focused on developing market based solutions for the recycling and reuse of post-consumer carpet. For a list of carpet reclamation companies throughout the U.S., visit the CARE website.

What do you need to do?
It’s simple.

Before you begin your project, ask the store from which you are purchasing your new flooring if they are involved with any carpet recycling programs. 

• Many retailers use installers who will drop off your old carpet and padding at a local recycling or reclamation facility. 

• It’s important that you ask before the project begins so the installer knows to prevent the carpet and padding from getting wet or contaminated with other materials. 

If the store from which you are buying new flooring doesn’t offer this option, there may still be a recycling outlet for your project.  Visit the CARE website to determine if recycling companies are available in your area.