Magic! The old carpet ride is back on

Published on Thursday 24 March 2022

Our carpet skips will be back in business again very soon.

In less than a year Angus residents flung an impressive 154.24 tonnes of worn out carpets and underlay into dedicated skips at Arbroath, Carnoustie and Forfar recycling centres. But we had to pause the service in October last year due to works being carried out at our supplier’s facility.

Now we are delighted they will be available again from Friday 1 April.

This recycling service sees unwanted carpets and underlay transformed into state-of-the-art horse-riding surfaces. They are shredded, baled and distributed for use as high-end equestrian surface fibre. It provides a stable surface for horses and reduces strain and injury risk at arenas and training enclosures.

We cannot accept carpet tiles, vinyl flooring or wood/laminate flooring as part of this service. Please check our recycling centres webpages for opening times and further details.