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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.

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

If your used flooring material can't be reused or recycled through CARE, it can 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

Hours listed on this page may change without notice.

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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.

California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Sacramento, CA

NotesInformation about the California Carpet Stewardship program.

See CalRecycle Carpet Materials Management

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.

Republic Services/Global Materials Recovery Services

3899 Santa Rosa Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

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

Sun's Pad & Foam Recycling, Inc.

108 Medburn St.
Concord, CA 94520

NotesDrop-off: rebond carpet padding and furniture foam.