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...

  • CalRecycle’s Director disapproved CARE’s California Carpet Stewardship Plan 2018-2022 following CalRecycle’s May 15, 2018 Public Meeting. If CARE chooses to submit a revised Plan, it is due within 60 days, by July 14, 2018.
  • 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. On April 25, 2018, CalRecycle’s Director accepted the Proposed Decision with modifications to reduce the penalty amount consistent with penalties specified in the statute, and made corrections to CalRecycle legal counsel contact information.
  • 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: May 17, 2018
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