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Mike Faust, owner of Carpeting by Mike in Somerset, loads another carpet roll into the recycling trailer behind his business. They are accepting used carpeting and padding to be recycled instead of going into landfills.

Carpet recycling comes to Somerset

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It's only been two weeks, and the trailer is almost half full.

A 53-foot enclosed trailer stands behind Carpeting by Mike at 405 Laser Drive in Somerset. Inside are piles of used carpets and bags of carpet padding.

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"All of this would have gone to the landfill and carpet doesn't break down," said Mike Faust, owner of Carpeting by Mike.

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