The California Carpet Stewardship Program provides incentives in the form of subsidies, grants and technical assistance to support collector/sorter entrepreneurs, processors and secondary product manufacturers that help divert post-consumer carpet from California landfills and/or recycle it.
The information in this section will assist you in identifying whether you qualify for funds from AB 2398. You can also download the documents you will need to apply for funding. The slides linked below give a general overview of the funding opportunities.
AB2398 Fund Recipients Webinar (1.66 MB)
Who May be Eligible
Eligible program participants must meet the Definitions for the AB 2398 Fund Applicants and be a CARE Member in Good Standing.
NOTE: Strict definitions are in place for eligible program participants as referenced in this section. Please view the document linked below for details.
Any processor or secondary product manufacturer who has diverted post-consumer carpet from landfills in California and/or recycled such carpet may be eligible for funds from AB 2398. New incentives became available effective April 1, 2015 (Q2) and July 1, 2015 (Q3) in response to the decline in the global recycling commodities marketplace. These enhanced program incentives will be further supported by the increased program assessment of $0.35 cents per square yard of carpet shipped and/or sold in the state of California, effective January 1, 2019.
If you are a Collector/Sorter Entrepreneur (CSE) involved in carpet recycling you may also be eligible for incentives.
Summary of Incentives
NOTICE TO SUBSIDY PARTICIPANTS: CSEs, PROCESSORS, MANUFACTURERS
The following table outlines subsidies as of August 2020.
ALL MONTHLY REPORTS ARE DUE BY 11:59 PM ON THE LAST DAY OF THE SUBSEQUENT MONTH. FOR EXAMPLE: THE JANUARY 2019 MONTHLY REPORT IS DUE BY FEBRUARY 28.
See also: Pandemic Response Action Plan for California Carpet Recyclers for temporary subsidy changes.
AB 2398 Reporting Period
Effective September 2015, reporting periods are monthly. Reports are due 30 days following the end of the reporting period. Please see August 2015 Notice for additional details regarding this change.
AB 2398 Fund Requests
NOTE: In order to be eligible to receive incentives, applicants adhere to proper protocols including regular reporting, record keeping, best management practices and other program compliance requirements. For subsidy payouts, applicants must also be CARE members in good standing.
If you are a Tier 1 processor, Tier 2 manufacturer, or CSE interested in applying for subsidies, please contact us to arrange for an initial consultation to assist you in applying for funds.
Notices to program participants include details regarding incentives, reporting protocols, compliance requirements or other announcements are periodically provided and linked below for reference. Thank you for your support of AB 2398, and in helping all of us reach the goals for AB 2398.
Notice To All Participants:
Collect/Sorter Entrepreneurs Notices:
Tier 1 Processor and Tier 2 Manufacturer Notices:
- September 2016
- June 2016
- April 2016 – Tier 2
- April 2016 – Processors
- March 2015
- December 2015
- November 2015 – Reuse Reporting
- November 2015 – Ash Protocol
- November 2015 – Program Changes
- August 2015
- July 2015
- May 2015
- November 2014
- August 2014