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.
- On September 1, 2020, CARE submitted its 2019 California Carpet Stewardship Program Annual Report (see “AB 2398 2019 Annual Report”). CalRecycle requests written public comments be sent via email to email@example.com no later than September 25, 2020.
- On September 1, 2020, CARE submitted its California Carpet Stewardship Program Model Team Report. CARE is required to update its economic models every six months pursuant to CalRecycle’s October 16, 2018, Request for Approval.
- On August 28, 2020, CalRecycle appointed Jen Jackson, Toxics Reduction and Healthy Ecosystems Program Manager for San Francisco Department of the Environment, to the Carpet Stewardship Program Advisory Committee.
- On June 26, 2020, CalRecycle’s acting director approved CARE’s California Carpet Stewardship Program Contingency Plan following the June 16, 2020, Public Meeting.
- On March 30, 2020, CARE sent a letter to CalRecycle describing the emergency actions it will implement to address the impacts of COVID-19 on the California Carpet Stewardship Program.
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.