How can Kent County Department of Public Works help?
Explore the waste stream options below for how you can reuse, recycle, compost, or dispose of the item you are trying to get rid of through a KCDPW facility or service.
If your carpet item is still in great shape and you just don’t have a use for it anymore, consider donating or repurposing it! Facebook Marketplace, Freecycle, Craigslist, or your local BuyNothing Project group are all great places to give away items.
Check out some of the Community Diposal Outlets below for any places that accept donations or recycling.
Additionally, a quick internet search can provide you with some creative ways to reuse some of that carpet, carpet padding, and rug material!
Carpet and carpet padding is NOT compostable.
Rugs, carpet, and carpet padding SHOULD NEVER go in your curbside recycling cart or in our recycling drop-off stations.
Due to their heavy, bulky, and flexible nature, these items can potentially cause harm by landing on a staff member’s hand while sorting or jam up and tangle sorting machines preventing recyclables from getting recycled at all.
Check out some of the Community Disposal Outlets below for any places that accept donations or recycling.
Carpet and carpet padding does not qualify as hazardous waste.
Keeping carpet and carpet padding out of the landfill, when possible, and in reuse ensures we give those valuable resources a second chance at life and use! However, if you cannot donate or repurpose your carpet or rug, this type of waste is acceptable in your trash or can be landfilled at Kent County Department of Public Work’s two residential trash drop-offs for a fee:
The links above can provide the location address and hours of service.
Below you will find businesses and community outlets that may accept this item/material.