CA Carpet Assessment Rates Will Not Rise Jan. 1, As Previously Announced

Dalton, GA, December 9, 2022-As a result of CalRecycle's disapproval of CARE's Five-Year Plan 2023-2027, the differential assessment currently charged on all carpet sold in California will not increase on January 1, 2023 as previously announced. The current assessment levels will remain in effect until further notice.

CARE will submit a revised Plan to CalRecycle in mid-January. Updates will be posted at

California law requires CARE, as the carpet stewardship organization for the state, to implement a differential assessment on each square yard of carpet sold that reflects its cost burden to recycle.  

CARE’s differential assessment plan is based on two factors: 1) carpet material, as in broadloom vs. tile, and 2) percent of post-consumer content, as in greater than or equal to 10% post-consumer content, and less than 10% post-consumer content. The assessment amounts that began on April 1, 2022 remain in effect.