California Carpet Stewardship Program Differential Assessment
NOTICE: CalRecycle has disapproved CARE’s Five Year Plan 2023-27 as submitted in September. As a result of this:
The Carpet Differential Assessment increase scheduled for January 1, 2023 will not take place. The current assessment levels will remain in effect until further notice.
Updates will be posted here as available.
California passed additional carpet legislation that went into effect January 1, 2020 (AB 729). That law requires CARE to implement a differential assessment on each square yard of carpet that reflects its cost to recycle.
Differential assessments are based on two factors:
1. Broadloom vs. tile. All broadloom (residential and commercial) is treated the same.
2. Carpet products containing post-consumer (PC) content. This requirement is reflected in the assessment being reduced by 2 cents/yd2 for any product, broadloom or tile, that has 10% or more certified PC content.
The current assessment levels (as of April 1, 2022) are:
Current Differential Assessment Levels
> or = 10%
$0.33 /square yard
$0.35 /square yard
$0.48 /square yard
$0.50 /square yard
Differential Assessment Resources