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.
- Following CalRecycle’s November 19, 2019, Public Meeting, CalRecycle’s director deferred a compliance determination of CARE’s implementation of Chapter 0 of its 2018-2022 Plan and directed staff to work with CARE to establish timelines by January 13, 2020 that CARE must meet to fulfill all the remaining requirements of CalRecycle’s October 16, 2018, Request for Approval and the requirements of AB 729.
- CARE submitted its Chapter 0 Report to address CalRecycle’s conditions for approval of its California Carpet Stewardship Plan 2018-2022.
- CARE submitted its 2018 California Carpet Stewardship Program Annual Report. CalRecycle presented an Informational Item for CARE’s 2018 Annual Report at CalRecycle’s November 19, 2019, Public Meeting.
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.