Carpet Materials Management


California’s Carpet Stewardship Program ensures postconsumer carpet is reused, recycled, or properly disposed. CalRecycle oversees the program, which is run by Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), the nonprofit stewardship organization created by carpet manufacturers.

Program News

  • CalRecycle’s acting director conditionally approved CARE’s Revised Contingency Plan Amendment on April 4, 2024. CARE may revise and resubmit its Contingency Plan Amendment within 60 days.
  • CalRecycle’s director appointed 12 members to the Carpet Stewardship Program Advisory Committee on February 6, 2024, following a membership review and solicitation process. Visit CalRecycle’s Carpet Stewardship Program Advisory Committee page for more information.
  • For other recent program activities, see the Carpet Program Status page.

Read about the carpet law and regulations and program goals.

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Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE)

CARE is required to submit:

  • A plan that describes how it will run the program.
  • Annual reports summarizing program activities.

The Carpet Stewardship Program Advisory Committee provides comments and recommendations to CARE and CalRecycle prior to CARE’s submittal of plans, plan amendments, and annual reports.


Where Do I Recycle Carpet?

CARE’s locator tool can help you find a drop-off site near you.

2022 Program Highlights

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public drop-off sites statewide


of discarded carpet was recycled

pounds of carpet collected


of carpet collected was recycled

postconsumer carpet products in the marketplace

More Information

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