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Carpet Can Be Recycled!

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Carpet America Recovery Effort

More than 300 million pounds of carpet is discarded in California landfills every year—carpet that if taken to the right place, could be recycled into useful new products.

The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) California Drop-off Site map will help you find a place to take your old carpet to be recycled. Click here if you are looking for sites near you (

Graphic showing products into which carpet can be recycled.

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.