How to Recycle Old Construction Waste

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How to Recycle Old Construction Waste

If you’ve just finished remodeling or repairing a section of your home, you probably have a pile of old construction materials you need to clear away. If you’re not sure what to do with it, worry no longer – 888-PIK-ITUP has the solution! Maybe you want to try to recycle your old carpet, flooring, concrete, or even shingles. Whatever it is, we have the answer to all the hard questions on how to recycle old construction waste.


You might be wondering if you caan you recycle all that old carpet that you just tore out. The answer is yes! Well, mostly. Most carpet recycling is done on a case-by-case basis depending on the type of fiber and whether it can be broken down to create new carpet. 

Unfortunately, due to health concerns, you can’t just put the old carpet down on a new floor space like you can with a rug. After all, it collects dust and dirt kind of like a mattress does. 

You might be tempted to just throw your old carpet in the trash and be done with it. And in small amounts, you can. But many people just get stuck with a giant roll of old, nasty carpet, and don’t know what to do with it or how to get rid of it. 

To add to the conundrum, you also have the carpet padding to worry about. That is usually recyclable too, but it has to be separated from the carpet first and is really only acceptable if it’s still in good condition.

That’s a lot of extra work that you probably don’t have the time or desire to put into your project. That’s why 1-88-PIK-ITUP is here to help! We’re the junk removal experts, dedicated to taking junk off your hands and making sure it’s disposed of properly. And, we recycle as much as possible so we can reduce the amount of junk that ends up in landfills too. 

We’ll gladly take your old carpet and make sure we recycle as much of it as we can. And if the carpet doesn’t make the cut to be recycled, no worries. We will haul away all that unwanted carpet debris and provide any other junk removal needs for you as well.

Construction Waste

Day to day living doesn’t generate much debris. But during home renovations, you can end up with more than you expected. This could include wood debris, brick, and carpet. Construction debris could also include concrete, flooring tiles, plumbing fixtures, glass, and even dirt. This can all be difficult to dispose of, especially if you’re not prepared. So it’s important to have a disposal plan before starting a big construction project. At 1-888-PIK-IT-UP, we can haul all the construction debris as well as any other junk removal during your home renovations. It’s as easy as making a phone call!

We’ll make sure all the materials you want removed ends up in the right place. And if it can be recycled or reused, we’ll make sure it is. After all, we pride ourselves on making the world a cleaner place, one junk removal project at a time. 


Many people don’t realize that they can recycle their shingles, but you totally can! Because of their asphalt content, they often become pavement for streets and highways. In fact, an average-sized home can pave about 200 feet of a two-lane highway. Not all contractors offer to recycle shingles, so you’ll have to be sure to ask. If they don’t recycle, no worries! We can take care of that part for you. 

At 1-888-PIK-IT-UP, we can help you recycle the shingles if your contractor doesn’t. We’ll also make sure to recycle all other construction waste as well. We are your local junk removal haulers dedicated to making junk removal and recycling as easy as possible. Give us a call or schedule an appointment with us today and we’ll haul it away!

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