What to Do With Old Window Coverings

Recycle Blinds

So you just got new window treatments. Now you might be wondering: What do I do with the old ones? At Treasure Coast Window Fashions serving the greater Jupiter area, we get that question a lot. And if you’re like many of our customers, you want to do what you can to keep too much waste from clogging our landfills. That’s why we’ve compiled this blog post about ways to handle old treatments that doesn’t involved your trash collector. Read on!

If the Treatments Still Work

Maybe your old treatments were just no longer your style, but they functioned just fine. Your best bet in this case is to find someone who might be able to use them. After all, they may be old to you, but new to someone else. Consider giving them to a friend or a local college student. You can also donate them to places like Habitat For Humanity Restore, Salvation Army, or Goodwill Stores.

Recycling Options

The next choice would be to recycle all or part of the treatment. Here are some thoughts:

  • Aluminum or metal blinds are the easiest to recycle because the infrastructure to recycle metals such as copper and steel and scrap yards is already in place. Before you take your aluminum blinds to the recycling center or scrap yard, remove all the strings, freeing the slats from the headrail.
  • Unfortunately, if your wood or woven wood blinds have been stained, painted, or treated or your faux wood blinds have PVC in them, they can’t be recycled. If they’re damaged, find a school program that might be able to use them for art projects. Or find some creative uses in your own home. For example, you could cut the slats into small pieces to level furniture. Recycle the hardware.
  • Cut away the fabric from the hardware of your old roman shades, draperies, or cellular shades; then take the fabric to a clothing donation center like Salvation Army or Goodwill or to a school program for craft projects. Recycle the hardware.

Recycling Ideas in the Greater Jupiter, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound FL Areas

Treasure Coast Window Fashions provides more than just the finest window coverings. Our owners are involved in every project from start to finish to ensure your window covering project exceeds your expectations. We serve Jensen Beach, Ft. Pierce, Hobe Sound, Hutchinson Island, Indiantown, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Okeechobee, Palm City, Port Saint Lucie, Riviera Beach, Tequesta, Vero Beach and Hobe Sound, FL.
Please contact us at 772-220-8870 or visit our showroom in Stuart, FL, for more information about our products and services. Contact us to learn more.