CalRecycle Considers New Carpet Recycling Stewardship Plan

With nearly 40 million people living in 13 million households, California goes through a lot of carpet. More than 90 million square yards are sold in the state each year. According to CalRecycle’s most recent statewide waste characterization study, discarded carpet accounts for nearly 2 percent of the waste disposed in California, or roughly 570,000 tons of disposed material each year.

In 2010, California established the first mandatory carpet stewardship program in the country to make carpet manufacturers responsible for the end-of-life management of their product. At its October 2018 public meeting, CalRecycle will exercise its responsibility under AB 2398 (Perez, Chapter 681, Statutes of 2010) and consider whether the industry stewardship organization Carpet America Recovery Effort is taking sufficient actions in its proposed California Carpet Stewardship Plan for 2018-2022 to meet California’s 24 percent carpet recycling goal.

In addition to consideration of the carpet stewardship plan, CalRecycle staff are expected to:

  • Announce new Recycling Market Development Zone and California Climate Investment loans to boost recycling infrastructure in California
  • Provide updates on CalRecycle’s new electronic reporting system for disposal and recycling facilities
  • Share new data from California’s Beverage Container Recycling Program, including updated recycling rates for CRV bottles and cans

CalRecycle October 2018 Public Meeting
10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16
Byron Sher Auditorium, CalEPA Building
1001 I St., Sacramento, CA

You can find the full agenda for CalRecycle’s October public meeting here. If you can’t make it in person, join us by webcast (the link will go live shortly before the meeting begins).

— CalRecycle Staff
Posted on Oct 15, 2018

Summary: At its October 2018 public meeting tomorrow, CalRecycle will consider whether the industry stewardship organization Carpet America Recovery Effort is taking sufficient actions in its proposed California Carpet Stewardship Plan for 2018-2022 to meet California’s 24 percent carpet recycling goal.