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 reviewed CARE’s plan amendment regarding its Differential Assessment Approach, Revised October 26, 2021, and found that CARE did not adequately address CalRecycle’s conditions for approval. CARE is required to resubmit its plan amendment by February 21, 2022, to address the issues specified in CalRecycle’s December 22, 2021, Request for Approval. CARE must still implement its system of differential assessments on or before April 1, 2022.
- CalRecycle sent a letter to CARE on November 18, 2021, requesting a California Carpet Stewardship Program 2020 Annual Report errata sheet. On December 3, 2021, CARE provided corrections and clarifications to address the noted inaccuracies.
- CalRecycle held a virtual Carpet Stewardship Program Goals Workshop on December 16, 2021, from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM to gather public comments and input on draft goal concepts. Comments may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org through January 7, 2022.
- 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 September 1, 2021, CARE submitted its 2020 Annual Report to CalRecycle.
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.