Carpet Recycling UK is a not for profit membership organisation which works to increase the recycling of carpets across the UK.

Each year 420,000 tonnes of carpet waste is buried in UK landfills.

Increasingly businesses, householders and local authorities are looking for better alternatives but new technologies and markets for carpet recyclate are needed to ensure that this growing demand for carpet recycling services can be met. Carpets are made from natural and synthetic fibres, which still have a value once the carpet is no longer wanted; they can be used in a wide range of applications from sports surfaces to insulation.

Carpet Recycling UK drives innovation in end-of-life solutions for carpets. Our vision is of a strong and diverse UK carpet recycling industry which recovers all carpet waste using best environmental technologies.

Carpet Recycling UK:

- Provides practical support for carpet recyclers
- Develops new and higher value end uses for carpet recyclates
- Raises awareness at a policy level about issues surrounding the recycling of carpets .


Carpet Recycling UK has a landfill diversion target of 25% diversion by 2015. At the Annual Conference in July we were able to announce that the current rate has risen to 10%.


Carpet Recycling UK is a not for profit membership association. Joining as a member will help to fund the work we do.