Carpet - Carpet padding - Hard flooring

California was the first state to require a statewide carpet recycling program designed and implemented by carpet manufacturers with CalRecycle oversight. Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) is the manufacturers’ stewardship organization that implements the program. See CARE drop-off locations throughout California.

CARE registered locations can recover 90-100% of the material for recycling. Post-consumer carpet can be recycled into fiber or plastic pellets, which can be used to make a broad range of products. To browse currently available products made with post-consumer recycled carpet, visit

Is your carpet ready for recycling?
Step 1: Keep it dry.
Step 2:
Keep it debris free - remove tack strips, nails, trash, and dirt.
Step 3:
Prepare the carpet: cut carpet into manageable sections; separate from pad; roll carpet; roll, stack or fold carpet pad; stack carpet pile.
Step 4:
Recycle carpet at local CARE locations.
* If your used flooring material can't be reused or recycled through CARE, it should be disposed of as garbage.

Related topics:

See Bulky Item Pickup for pick up by your residential hauling company of small amounts of residential carpet.
See County Refuse Disposal Sites for dropping off carpet, padding, and other flooring as garbage; regular refuse/garbage rates apply.
See Furniture foam

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Location pin Armstrong Flooring On&On™ Floor Recycling Center

NotesPickup: commercial flooring recycling program, with and without adhesive. Visit website for instructions.

See criteria of acceptable and unacceptable flooring products.

Location pin California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Sacramento, CA

NotesInformation about the California Carpet Stewardship program.

See CalRecycle Carpet Materials Management

Location pin Conservation Corps North Bay - Carpet Recycling Site (CARE)

365 Blodgett St
Cotati, CA 94931

NotesDrop-off and fee: carpet, CARE registered carpet recycling drop-off site.

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Cost Fees apply. Visit CCNB website for current rates.

Location pin Habitat for Humanity ReStore

1201 Piner Rd., Ste. 500
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

NotesDrop-off and pickup: new carpet/padding (100 sq. ft. min.). No used carpet. Charitable receipts issued for donations.

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Location pin Sun's Pad & Foam Recycling, Inc.

108 Medburn St.
Concord, CA 94520

NotesDrop-off: rebond carpet padding and furniture foam.

Location pin Windsor Material Recovery Facility

590 Caletti Ave
Windsor, CA 95492

NotesDrop-off and fee: wall-to-wall commercial and residential carpet, no areas rugs. Commercial haulers or contractors only. CARE registered carpet recycling drop-off site.

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Cost $136 per ton (updated 7/7/20)