PCC products

Post-consumer carpet can be recycled and made into a variety of products, including more carpet. Pictured are products from Reliance, Interface, Carpet Cycle and Sierra Mat & Rubber.

More than 340 million pounds of carpet is discarded in California landfills every year—carpet that could be recycled into useful new products. The California Carpet Stewardship Program is working to develop markets for recycled post-consumer carpet via grants, technical assistance and promotion.

Post-consumer carpet is recycled by processors into fibers or plastic pellets, which can be used to make a broad range of products, including carpet, carpet tiles, carpet underlayment, and products for the automotive, transportation, and construction industries.

To learn more about products using recycled carpet material and the Double GreenTM designation, contact Market Development associate Mike Tinney to request a presentation.

Catalog: Recycled Carpet-Derived Products 2018

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 American Fiber Cushion

Carpet Cushion

  • Matrix Cushion Products
  • Fortitude Cushion Products

Our manufacturing process creates a pad with excellent sound and impact ratings for a quieter home, along with improved insulation to save energy.

CRI Green Label Plus (GLP)

Contributes to earning credits on LEED projects.

Contact: Jack Weitz

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Bonded Logic

Building Insulation

  • Ultra Touch Denim Insulation
  • Multi-Purpose Roll Denim Insulation

UltraTouchTM Denim Insulation contains 90% post-consumer recycled natural fibers and provides extremely effective sound absorption and maximum thermal performance. It is a Class-A Building Product and meets the highest ASTM testing standards for fire and smoke ratings, fungi resistance and corrosiveness.

Contributes to earning credits on LEED projects.

Contact: Tod Kean

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Carpet Cycle

Acoustic Insulation

  • Quiet Tech

Quiet-Tech is an acoustic batt insulation made of 85-90% post-consumer recycled materials. It is Class-A Fire rated, UL Greenguard Gold Certified, and completely free of formaldehyde. This eco-friendly product works as an acoustic insulator for interior wall partitions by dampening sound transmission between rooms. It provides the means to safely remove, collect and recycle commercial and residential carpet and acoustic ceiling tile.

Contributes to earning credits on LEED projects.

Contact: Robert Phillips




  • Fiberon® Relax® Decking

Water, stain and fade-resistant, Fiberon® Relax® will not crack, splinter, or decaylike wood and has a higher break strength than most composites. Made from recycled synthetic carpet fibers, it contains 94% post-consumer/commercial recycled content.

AC-174/ASTM D7032 Code Testing
Relax Decking has completed and passed Strength and Weathering tests.

Contact: Carl Trezza


Water Management Products

  • GeoHay erosion and sediment control wattles, various lengths, also branded as GutterBuddy, SiltSentry, HanesGeo and Ferguson

GeoHay products are made from recycled carpet and exceed the EPA’s regulations for stormwater discharge and sediment control. They work exclusively or as a complement to an application where high performance is required. Made from 100% recycled carpet (all brand names include recycled plastic Tex Tubes).

Contact: Chip Moody




Modular Carpet Tile Standard product lines when combined with GlasBacRE backing:

  • Cartera
  • Equal Measure
  • Human Nature
  • Lateral
  • Narratives
  • Near & Far
  • Net Effect
  • Pietra
  • Urban Retreat
  • Viewpoint II

Interface’s innovative modular carpet tile is suitable for virtually every commercial environment. The company offers its Carbon Neutral FloorsTM program as a standard to every customer, at no extra cost, to help them meet their own sustainability goals, while also allowing them to reduce the emissions impact of their projects or spaces.

Each product includes a GreenCircle Environmental Facts Label, which evaluates over 30 environmental claims; its rigorous process relies on recognized standards from ANSI, ISO and ASTM, as well as established certifications referenced by LEED v4.

All Interface products are carbon neutral across the product life cycle.

Contact: Eric Nelson


 MP Global
Flooring Underlayment

  • QuietWalk
  • QuietWalk Plus+
  • Ventilayer

Sound reduction, moisture protection, compression resistant. Made with post-Industrial and post-consumer materials. Fiber from carpet/textile industries.

QuietWalk conforms to the SCS Content Standard v7-0. Indoor AdvantageTM Gold.

Contributes to earning credits on LEED projects.

Contact: Amy Pritchett


 Reliance Carpet Eco-Cushion

Carpet Cushion Padding

  • Performance, Performance Plus and Performance Double Stick: 28,32 and 40 ounce per square yard weights

Reliance Eco Carpet Cushion is manufactured from 100% post-consumer recycled carpet fiber and is 100% recyclable, with no chemical additives. Highly rated acoustic/noise reduction capabilities. Will not support bacteria and microscopic life – non allergenic.

Contributes to maximum number of LEED credits for “Materials and Resources: 100 Post Consumer Carpet Fiber-Recycled Content MR 4.1 and 4.2” USGBC.

Meets or exceeds all Green Labeling Emissions Criteria.

Local regional materials M.R. 5.1 and 5.2.

Low emitting materal EQ 4.3.

Contact: Bob Reiss

 SafePath Products

  • EZ Edge™ Transitions
  • CourtEdge™ Reducers
  • EntryLevel™ Landings
  • SustainableSweep™
  • GreenSidewalk Repair™

SafePath Products is one of the largest suppliers of transition products, including ramps, landings, seismic surface transitions, flooring reducers and other industrial and residential products for ADA access code compliance. They were the first company to patent and produce recycled transition products and continue to be a leader in developing “green” products. They are the largest manufacturers of recycled ADA and FHA transition products in the United States. All products are 100% made in the USA.

Ramps/Transitions are ADA compliant (Independent Engineering Report) SCOF Rated (Independent Engineering Report) PC4 Tested by Wallace Labs for SDS sheet certification

Contributes to earning credits on LEED projects.

Contact: Tim Vander Heiden


 Sierra Mat and Rubber

    • Wheel stops
    • Landscape pavers
    • Entry mats
    • Floor mats

Working from our Modesto manufacturing facilty, the addition of post-consumer carpet material to our rubber mats improved their quality, making them both more durable and resilient. Our wheel stops are lightweight, durable and last longer than concrete stops.

Sierra Mat’s pavers create a highly permeable and anti-skid walking surface, safe and ideal for high traffic areas.

Contact: Loren Jessop

 Visions Environmental

  • Stone MiracleTM decorative colored aggregate
  • Retaining blocks

Stone Miracle colored-stone aggregate is suitable for decorative landscape projects and comes in four standard colors. It is available in .5 cu ft bags, 9 cu ft bags and 1 cu yd bags. The storage containers are used as bins for sand or rock; they measure 2’ wide by 2’ high by 5’ long.

Contact: Jim Chamberlin


rsz_double-green-tm_logo_vector_sm_copyDouble GreenTM-labeled products contain recycled California post-consumer carpet material plus at least one other post-consumer recycled material.

Manufacturer list current as of August 2018.

CARE 2017 Recycled Content Products Catalog

Post-consumer carpet is recycled into fibers, broadloom and carpet tiles, and plastic pellets, which can be used to make a range of products for industries including: automotive, transportation, construction and home and garden. CARE publishes a catalog that features a wide array of products utilizing recycled carpet content. By specifying and purchasing these products, architects, designers and engineers can qualify for project certifications, such as LEED, NSF/ANSI 140, EPDs and more.


Seeking Feedstock?

Manufacturers are finding many exciting uses for post consumer recycled carpet as a feedstock in their operations. Learn more and request a free sample.

Procurement Grants

In 2016, California public agencies and their contractors were eligible for grants to support the procurement of products made with post-consumer recycled carpet.  This program may be revived in the future. Learn more on the Grants page.

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