CA Carpet Differential Assessment Rates Expected to Rise January 1
Dalton, GA, September 29, 2022-Differential assessments currently charged on all carpet sold in California are expected to increase on January 1, 2023. 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. The assessment increase has to be approved by CalRecycle in a process that will take some weeks; however, carpet retailers in California should prepare now for the increase that will go into effect on January 1.
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 percent post-consumer content, and less than 10 percent post-consumer content. The new assessment amounts will replace the current amounts that went into effect on April 1, 2022:
Broadloom with greater than or equal to 10% post-consumer carpet rises from $.33 to $.56/square yard, a 70% increase.
Broadloom with less than 10% post-consumer carpet rises to $.58 /square yard from $.35.
Carpet tile with greater than or equal to 10% post-consumer carpet rises to $.71 /square yard from $.48, a 48% increase.
Carpet tile with less than 10% post-consumer carpet rises to $.73 /square yard from $.50.