California is the first state to require a statewide carpet recycling program designed and implemented by carpet manufacturers with CalRecycle oversight. Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) is the manufacturers’ stewardship organization that implements the program.
- CalRecycle is holding a virtual Carpet Stewardship Program Goals Workshop on December 16, 2021, from 1:00-3:00 PM to gather public comments and input on draft goal concepts.
- CalRecycle reviewed the independent financial audit in CARE’s 2020 Annual Report, and notified CARE of the results of the review in a letter sent on November 15, 2021.
- On October 26, 2021, CARE submitted its Differential Assessment Approach, Revised October 26, 2021, as required by CalRecycle’s August 27, 2021, conditional approval.
- On September 1, 2021, CARE submitted its 2020 Annual Report to CalRecycle.
- On August 27, 2021, CalRecycle’s director conditionally approved CARE’s proposed system of differential assessments and directed staff to review and adjust the program goals, including convenient collection goals, pursuant to PRC section 42972.2.
- On August 17, 2021, CARE responded to the Carpet Stewardship Program Advisory Committee’s recommendations regarding CARE’s draft 2020 Annual Report.
Where Do I Recycle Carpet?
Ask your retailer about recycling options or search for the nearest recycling center with one of these search tools. Carpet must be free of debris and contamination in order to be recycled. Call ahead to ensure the recycling center is open and accepts your carpet type.