Carpet Recycling UK

Producer responsibility programme encouraging growth and innovation in carpet recycling

Carpet recycling collection scheme


Carpets and carpet tiles

Scheme goals

To divert carpet waste from landfill, find the best value for recovery of raw materials, and work towards a world where 100% of all carpet waste is re-used or recycled.

Scheme partners

Core funders are Cormar Carpets, Lifestyle Floors/Headlam, Desso, ege, Milliken, Balsan and Marlings

Scheme overview

A producer responsibility programme encouraging growth and innovation in carpet recycling and connecting companies from across the supply chain. Members include manufacturers, raw material suppliers, retailers, equipment suppliers and recyclers.

Our services

Overall scheme management including:

  • Co-ordinating the network of re-use and recycling outlet
  • Looking after membership finance, leads and renewals
  • Managing the database of more than 2,500 contacts including sending a regular e-newsletter
  • Organising the Carpet Recycling UK conference and awards
  • Producing and updating resources
  • Running a carpet recycling helpline
  • Undertaking research and development activities
  • Attending trade events


Increased landfill diversion rate of carpets from 2% in 2007 to over 42% in 2017 – one million tonnes in its first decade. A record 99 members in 2018, with recycling members continuing to innovate and invest in new processes to recover valuable fibres.

Visit the Carpet Recycling UK website