California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 


Carpet Materials Management

California is the first state to establish a private-sector designed and managed statewide carpet recycling program. This program, started in 2011, follows producer responsibility principles for the proper management of discarded carpets.

Program News...

  • Written stakeholder comments on the California Carpet Stewardship Plan 2018-2022 have been posted. Staff’s recommendation to approve, disapprove, or conditionally approve the Plan are scheduled to be heard at CalRecycle’s May 15, 2018 Public Meeting.
  • CalRecycle’s Director appointed Rachel Ross and Nat Isaac to the Carpet Stewardship Program Advisory Committee on April 18, 2018.
  • On March 10, 2017, CalRecycle issued an Accusation seeking penalties against CARE for failure to achieve meaningful continuous improvement in the recycling of carpet for 2013, 2014, and 2015. After a hearing held on September 26, 2017, the Office of Administrative Hearings issued a Proposed Decision. CalRecycle has until May 23, 2018 to accept, reject, or modify the Decision.
  • The Office of Administrative Law approved CalRecycle’s request for amendments to the current regulation, pursuant to Title 1 California Code of Regulations (CCR) section 100. The changes qualify as “Changes Without Regulatory Effect” as they are necessary to make these regulatory provisions consistent with changes to statute contained in Assembly Bill 1158, effective January 1, 2018.
Last updated: April 19, 2018
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