As of December 2017, CARE estimates there are approximately 204 private service and public drop-off sites for carpet in California. Preliminary analysis of sites operating at the close of 2017 shows that 95% of the state’s population lives within a county with access to one or more private or public carpet recycling sites, providing an average of one site per 186,000 people. Twelve counties have five or more sites, six counties have ten or more sites, and two have more than twenty-five sites.
To better understand the issues around collection and to set further goals, a convenience study is currently underway and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018. Cascadia Consulting reported on the study process and interim findings at the California Resource Recovery Association conference on July 29. See presentation below.