Below is a list of recent activities and relevant documents related to the carpet stewardship program followed by archived updates from prior years:

  • March 30, 2021: CalRecycle’s Office of Public Affairs issued a news release regarding a recent settlement agreement between CalRecycle and CARE for CARE’s noncompliance in 2013 through 2016. As part of the settlement agreement, CARE is required to pay CalRecycle $1,175,000 in administrative penalties by June 15, 2021.
  • January 29, 2021: CalRecycle’s director adopted the Office of Administrative Hearing’s February 25, 2019, Proposed Decision regarding CARE’s noncompliance in 2016, requiring CARE to pay CalRecycle $274,500 in civil penalties.
  • January 27, 2021: The Third District California Court of Appeal upheld CalRecycle’s decision regarding CARE’s noncompliance in 2013, 2014, and 2015, requiring CARE to pay CalRecycle $821,250 in civil penalties.
Archived Carpet Program Status Updates (2016-2020)