Our hearts go out to those who have been injured and/or displaced by the current stream of Wildfires across our beautiful state. We are keeping a close eye on the areas impacted by evacuation zones as well as in the direct paths of fire. We are grateful for the efforts of all firefighters and response crews battling these blazes and wish them a safe return to their families. Our partners and their respective communities are a vital part of our program and their safety and well-being is of the utmost importance to us.
As a result of closely monitoring fire/weather/evacuation routes, we may choose to postpone a scheduled container swap service if the environment is not deemed safe. This may include a danger present at the site itself, or to reduce the amount of traffic congestion in a designated evacuation area.
As these areas begin to recover and fire remediation processes begin, we’d like to remind all of our Drop Off Sites that we are unable to accept any post-consumer carpet material that has experienced fire damage including smoke contamination. This material should be sent to landfill and not included in CARE collection units.
We appreciate your understanding and will do all we can to support our sites during these trying times.
Most importantly, stay safe.
Your CARE California Team