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 May 14, 2020, CARE submitted a revised version of its California Carpet Stewardship Program Contingency Plan to add item “E” on page 13 under “Actions.” The addition reflects the only change to the CARE Contingency Plan originally submitted to CalRecycle on April 30, 2020 , and is consistent with its response to Motion 11 of the Advisory Committee’s recommendations.
- 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 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.
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.