Got old carpet?
That’s an opportunity to reuse, donate or recycle!
I am seeking carpet tile for reuse
Want to find used carpet tiles (also known as carpet squares)? They can be purchased on sites likes eBay and Craigslist. The following outlets often have used carpet and/or carpet tiles for sale at a very reasonable cost. Please check with the stores for current inventory and opening days/times before visiting.
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley ReStores
See additional reuse information on the CalRecycle website.
If you are looking for used carpet tile in an area not covered above, please email CARE.
If you have purchased carpet tile for reuse from a CARE-promoted location above, tell us about your experience with the carpet tile reseller and/or the quality and performance of the product. Contact us at ReuseFeedback@CarpetRecovery.org.
CARE supports reuse by providing subsidies to approved collector/sorter entrepreneurs. CARE’s Reuse Guidelines include suggested grading levels and definitions :
Grade A+ New (never used – overstock, attic stock, close-out)
Grade A Shows some wear, very good looking, or possibly cleaned.
Grade B Carpet shows some wear, may require light cleaning
Grade C Shows obvious wear, some soiling and/or staining, likely requires cleaning – probably not for a home use, best likely used in sheds, garages, etc.
I have carpet for reuse
Reuse it around the house – Old carpet, especially carpet tiles, is useful in laundry rooms, garages, pet pens and other areas. Use carpet squares as pads to prevent furniture from sliding.
Donate it – Your discarded carpet in good condition could be someone else’s treasure. Contact local thrift stores or community groups.