Magic away your carpets

MHRA-11-07-11 WASTE JUL15 (1) Warwickshire County Council, are launching a new service, where the public can recycle old carpets. Pictured are Cllr Helen Walton ( Foreground ) with Victoria Paffett ( Sites Manager ) & Craig Woods ( Recycling  Advisor )
MHRA-11-07-11 WASTE JUL15 (1) Warwickshire County Council, are launching a new service, where the public can recycle old carpets. Pictured are Cllr Helen Walton ( Foreground ) with Victoria Paffett ( Sites Manager ) & Craig Woods ( Recycling Advisor )

OLD carpets are now ‘magically’ disappearing from a recycling centre in Rugby.

A new facility to recycle used and unwanted carpets and rugs has been introduced at Hunters Lane Waste Recycling Centre.

Unwanted carpets made from natural or synthetic fibres, including underlay which is not suitable for reuse or resale, can now be dropped off at the centres, where they will be sorted and collected for recycling.

Cllr Helen Walton, Warwickshire County Council’s spokesperson for waste management, said: “By recycling carpets Warwickshire residents will play their part in preventing a valuable resource going to landfill.

“We welcome the introduction of the facility to recycle and reuse carpets and we hope to roll out the scheme across the county to all Warwickshire sites in the near future.”

All the carpets received at the recycling centres are checked, shredded and distributed to stables and horse owners for equestrian use.

If you have any questions about recycling contact the Waste Management Team on (01926) 412593 or email waste@warwickshire.gov.uk.