As you may recall, we really, really don't like carpet. We kind of loathe it even though we admit that sometimes it serves a purpose and is the appropriate flooring choice for certain rooms.
When we were hunting for an apartment last year, hard flooring was a No.1 priority and we were lucky to find a place that fit the bill.
However, we've been thinking about buying, and when we do we might not have the luxury of being so picky. So, if we end up in a home without hard flooring, the first home improvement project will be removing the carpet.
And, once we remove it, what will we do with it? Recycle it! Through the Carpet America Recovery Effort, you can find Carpet Reclamation Centers all over the U.S. Take your carpet there and know that it won't end up sitting in a landfill.
And, as a bonus, it's actually cheaper in some places (like SF) to recycle your carpet than it is to take it to a refuse facility.
We'd heard about the Carpet America Recovery Effort before, thanks to Danny Seo for reminding us!
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