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04/16/2015
You got a great deal on a house that was built back in the 70's. But now it's time to update this house to the new millennium. You have GOT to get rid of the Brady Bunch avocado countertops, kitchen appliances, and that ugly burnt-orange shag carpeting that covers every square inch of floor space. At Denver Cleanpro carpet cleaning in Denver, Colorado, we can clean that carpet for you, but we also understand why you would want to get rid of it. Here are a few tips on what to do with that giant pile of shag once you have ripped it up and thrown it out the door.

What Next?


Now that all the shag carpeting is laying in a pile in your yard, what the heck do you do with it? It seems like a pretty huge load to dump in a landfill. around 5 billion pounds of discarded carpet ends up in landfills every year. While carpet is only a small piece of the total amount of waste we discard, the carpet industry wants to reduce this.

Not Exactly Eco-Friendly


Traditional type carpets that are installed in many office buildings and homes are often frowned upon by ecology experts. That's because most carpet is woven from petroleum-based synthetic fibers. It should be your last resort to dump your carpet in a landfill.

Carpet Recovery


You can't recycle carpet as easily as bottles, cans and newspapers. But there is a solution called The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) that takes care of carpet recycling. There are carpet recovery centers located around the United States that can pick up and haul away your old carpet to be recycled. Unfortunately many states still do not have these facilities.

Make it a Donation


If there is not a carpet recovery center near you, and if your carpet is in good condition, think about donating it. Nonprofit groups that specialize in housing, such as Habitat for Humanity, may accept used carpet and carpet remnants.

Carpet Cleaning in Denver, Colorado


Once you have replaced that ugly-ass carpet with a nice, up to date one, call Denver Cleanpro at (303) 903-1261 to arrange your twice a year deep cleaning. Our unique cleaning system using ion exchange technology has many advantages that our competitors cannot match.

Contact Richard Thomas
(303) 903-1261

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