So, I realized the other day when I was doing some research that I really need to do more research. Maybe some of you GREEN Houstonians out there can help?
I was trying to find a place to Recycle Carpet. I had heard previously that certain manufacturers would do it, but only certain kinds. I was on a hunt.
Finally, I ran across this company:
Name: Southeast Carpet & Recycling
Street: 5926 South Loop East
Houston, tx 77033-1018
Phone: (713) 734-3775
That was all of the information I could find. Couldn’t really find a website other than one that was a directory. It kind of peaked my interest, so I decided to call.
‘I ran across your information online and it says you do carpet and recycling. Do you recycle the carpet?‘
The response was:
“YES! We recycle carpet AND padding.”
Wow! Ok. I explained why I was calling and that someone would be in touch with them and as I was about to hang up the Gentleman said:
“Oh, and we will PAY 4 cents per pound on any padding to be recycled”
Oh my. Wow again! Now, that’s not a whole lot but if you take in to consideration how nasty and grungy carpet padding can be that has been down for years and years…that could add up. BUT more than anything, it’s an incentive! That would likely pay for the gas to drop it off atleast!
So who else is out there around town that has a program like this? Besides the City of Houston and Un-Incorporated County Recycling Centers are there ANY that you are aware of? Are there any that offer some pretty neat incentives like PAYING for what you turn in?
What a great concept. I’m hoping that some of my readers can help make a larger list here. I would be happy to create another page that includes Recycling Options in and around Houston.