Resources for Local Government Recycling Coordinators
Local government agencies are vital partners for disseminating information on carpet recycling to retailers, transfer stations and the general public. The California Carpet Stewardship Program can provide you with information and resources to empower you to communicate with your constituents with a goal of increasing carpet recycling in your area.
CARE Program Overview for Local Government
How to Become a CARE Drop-Off Site
Sample Communication Language – To Promote Local Carpet Drop-off Sites
Social Media Post Examples for Promoting Carpet Recycling
CARE’s website has an updated, interactive map of drop-off sites that accept carpet from the public. Opening hours, contact information, and fees charged are included in each listing. Note: It is important to contact the drop-off site before visiting. Some locations may require an appointment and/or proof of residency.
The number of CARE-supported drop-off sites is growing and the online map is updated frequently. If you would like a hard copy of the drop-off site map or to set up a carpet recycling drop-off site, please contact: CA@carpetrecovery.org. Likewise, if you know of a carpet recycling drop-off site that would like assistance with website language or promotion, please contact CA@carpetrecovery.org.
What Happens to Recycled Carpet?
Recycled carpet material can be turned into a variety of useful products. See our Products page for the latest information.
Videos To Promote Carpet Recycling
CARE has created several videos to promote carpet recycling to the general public and to encourage flooring professionals to take properly prepared carpet to a CARE site for recycling.
For the public:
For Flooring Installers (English version):
See more on the CARE YouTube channel.
We encourage local government agencies and others to promote or use these videos. Contact CA@CarpetRecovery.org if you need assistance.
Public works staff are encouraged to work with procurement staff to include carpet, carpet underlayment, and other products made with post-consumer recycled carpet in purchase orders and specification sheets. The buying power of state and local government agencies can divert carpet from California landfills, promote markets for recycled-content products, and help your agency fulfill SABRC requirements. Learn more on the Recycled-Carpet Products page.
Now available! Free brochures to explain carpet recycling in California.
CARE has produced a brochure, Carpet Recycling in California, for the carpet-buying public. The brochure covers the basics of carpet recycling and the required carpet assessment (currently $.35 per square yard.) View it here.
Please complete the form below to request free copies of the brochure:
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