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.
- CARE submitted its Chapter 0 Report to address CalRecycle’s conditions for approval of its Revised California Carpet Stewardship Plan 2018-2022.
- CARE submitted its 2018 California Carpet Stewardship Program Annual Report.
- On August 13, 2018, CalRecycle issued an Accusation seeking penalties against CARE for failure to achieve continuous meaningful improvement in the recycling of carpet for 2016. After a hearing held on January 28, 2019, the Office of Administrative Hearings issued a Proposed Decision. On March 14, 2019, CalRecycle’s Director rejected the Proposed Decision, and held a hearing on May 8, 2019. On July 24, 2019, the Director issued a Decision and Order requiring CARE to pay $1,830,000 in penalties.
- CalRecycle’s Director approved CARE’s Revised California Carpet Stewardship Plan 2018-2022 containing Chapter 0 following CalRecycle’s February 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.