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 October 6, 2020, CalRecycle approved CARE’s request to extend deadlines for 10 projects or deliverables due to factors explained in CARE’s request letter, including impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- On September 1, 2020, CARE submitted its 2019 California Carpet Stewardship Program Annual Report (see “AB 2398 2019 Annual Report”).
- On September 1, 2020, CARE submitted its California Carpet Stewardship Program Model Team Report. CARE is required to update its economic models every six months pursuant to CalRecycle’s October 16, 2018, Request for Approval.
- On August 28, 2020, CalRecycle appointed Jen Jackson, Toxics Reduction and Healthy Ecosystems Program Manager for San Francisco Department of the Environment, to the Carpet Stewardship Program Advisory Committee.
- On June 26, 2020, CalRecycle’s acting director approved CARE’s California Carpet Stewardship Program Contingency Plan following the June 16, 2020, 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.