Take your old carpet for a ride to our new recycling service

Published

16th November 2020

Angus Council is introducing a new recycling service that will see unwanted carpets transformed into state-of-the-art horse riding surfaces.

From next Monday (23 November), skips will be in place at Arbroath and Carnoustie recycling centres for carpet and underlay. Initially a pilot project, if successful it is hoped the scheme can be rolled out to other centres.

Anyone who is replacing a carpet and looking to get rid of it, can head to either Arbroath or Carnoustie recycling centre, where the Council is happy to accept it, whether it’s threadbare or as shaggy as the day it was bought. People can also take underlay to these recycling centres too.

Please check Angus Council website for recycling centre opening times and residents should remember to book in advance to attend at Carnoustie Recycling Centre whatever type of vehicle they are using. Larger vans and trailers must be pre-booked to use the Arbroath recycling centre.

The Council cannot accept carpet tiles, vinyl flooring or wood/laminate flooring as part of this service.

See Angus Council website for more information on our bins and recycling service.

The carpets and underlay will be destined for a renewed life – shredded, baled and bound for use as high-end equestrian surface fibre. This provides a stable surface for horses and reduces strain and injury risk at arenas and training enclosures.

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