Since early 2011 Barrington Carpet & Flooring Design has participated in a grass roots effort to recycle all old carpet and bonded carpet cushion removed from the company’s contracted flooring jobs. “Environmental stewardship is part of our DNA.” Barrington fills a 53’ trailer every week with the products we recycle – product that would otherwise be directed to a landfill. Those products include all cardboard, clear plastic, metal trim pieces, bonded carpet pad and all old carpet. All wooden pallets received are reused or reclaimed as well.
The statistics are startling; between 4-6% of all landfill space is taken up by old carpeting. Carpet is full of renewable and reusable resources. Directing those reusable resources to a landfill system is not only wasteful, but nearly impossible to decompose in a landfill as a whole.
In addition to these efforts, Barrington Carpet also recycles all store generated paper. Necessary paperwork is scanned for storage and the paper is then recycled. Let Barrington recycle your old carpet!