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.

Program News

  • 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.
  • On August 2, 2021, the California Carpet Stewardship Advisory Committee submitted its comments and recommendations regarding CARE’s draft 2020 Annual Report.
  • On July 16, 2021, CalRecycle appointed Dr. Suna Bayrakal, Director of Policy and Programs at the Product Stewardship Institute, to serve on the Carpet Stewardship Program Advisory Committee.
  • On June 30, 2021, CARE submitted several documents as required by statute and CalRecycle’s November 19, 2019, Request for Approval.
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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.

Carpet Stewardship

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