Want something better to do with your old carpet than throw it in the dump? A company called Carpet America Recovery Effort, or CARE, has worked in carpet diversion for six years. The joint industry-government effort works to increase the amount of recycling and reuse of post-consumer carpet and reduce the amount headed to our already-overcrowded landfills. The company passed its one-billion pound mark with carpet diversion in 2007. To find carpet reclamation partners in your area, click here.

And now that you’ve removed your old carpet, you’re probably wondering what to put in its place. Two of our Step by Step How To Videos can help. Check out Installing Carpet Tiles and How To Install a Hardwood Floor.

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