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.
- CalRecycle is soliciting applications from members of the environmental community for appointment to the Carpet Stewardship Advisory Committee. Applications are due to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 25, 2021.
- On May 20, 2021, CARE submitted its California Carpet Stewardship Program Model Team Report, which CARE is required to update every six months pursuant to CalRecycle’s October 16, 2018, Request for Approval.
- On May 17, 2021, CARE updated its discards calculation parameters effective January 1, 2021, consistent with its 2018-2022 Plan.
- On April, 29, 2021, CalRecycle’s director signed the RFA for Consideration of CARE’s 2019 Annual Report, referring CARE to the Waste Permitting, Compliance, and Mitigation Division for enforcement for noncompliance in 2019.
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.