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.
- On March 30, 2020, CARE sent a letter to CalRecycle describing the emergency actions it will implement to address the impacts of COVID-19 on the California Carpet Stewardship Program.
- Pursuant to CARE’s timelines agreed upon by CalRecycle staff, CARE submitted a letter of confirmation that collector/sorter entrepreneur Agreed Upon Procedures were completed by January 30, 2020
- Pursuant to CalRecycle’s November 19, 2019, Request for Approval, on January 13, 2020, CARE submitted timelines agreed upon by CalRecycle staff, that it shall meet to fulfill the remaining requirements of Chapter 0 and new statutory requirements established by the enactment of Assembly Bill 729.
- 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.
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.