CARE’s California Carpet Stewardship Program extended its solid recovery in Q1 2021, with continued increase in the collection and recycling rates. The Recycling Rate for Q1 was 26 percent, setting another high-water mark. This represents the continuation since 2015 of significant increases in the Recycling Rate, on average 20 percent per year through 2020. The yield (output/collections) was 77 percent. Efforts continue to enable expanded collections to support the higher recycled output. There are now 86 CARE Public Drop-Off Sites, and the total carpet collection network (public + private) in Q1 was 275 sites across the state.