- Gross collection increased to 24.9 million pounds for Q3.
- However, recycler costs have escalated dramatically for transportation, labor, utilities and lease rates.
- Subsidies paid to recyclers reached over $6.1 million.
CARE’s California Carpet Stewardship Program has awarded four additional grants, totaling $1.14 million, through its 2021 Capital Improvements cycle (labeled Cycle 5A). Cycle 5A funds are designated for infrastructure to establish and improve California-sourced post-consumer carpet (PCC) collection, processing and manufacturing into end products.
Cycle 5A awardees are:
These new capital projects anticipate recycling or collecting an additional 15 million pounds of PCC annually once fully operational.
For more information about CARE’s grant program, please visit our California grants webpage.
The following is a corrected version of an article that ran in the September e-news:
On August 27th CalRecycle’s Director signed a Request for Approval (RFA) with the following results:
CARE is revising its Carpet Differential Assessment Plan and will resubmit it to CalRecycle by October 26th.
CARE California Program Director Jacy Bolden will be leaving her position at the end of this month. CARE Executive Director Bob Peoples commented “Jacy has done a wonderful job over her more than three years with CARE. Her quick study, no-nonsense approach and deep understanding has helped us achieve many of our objectives. She was offered an outstanding career opportunity and we wish her all the best – she will really be missed.”
The California Program Director position is open for applicants. Qualified and interested candidates are invited to see the full position description and application link here.
CARE intends to fill the opening as soon as a qualified candidate can be selected. Until that time, CARE is pleased to announce that Grants Manager Abbie Beane will serve in the position of Interim California Program Director as of October 1 and can be reached at ABeane@CarpetRecovery.org.