California Carpet Differential Assessment to Increase in April
Dalton, GA, March 28, 2023-By email dated March 17, 2023, CalRecycle directed CARE to increase the carpet differential assessment, effective April 1, 2023.
The increase is necessary to protect the health of the California Carpet Stewardship Program, including the financial stability of the collectors, processors, and recyclers. This CalRecycle directive follows several months of requests by CARE for CalRecycle approval of an assessment increase to extend program solvency.
CARE’s differential assessment plan, dictated by statute, is based on two factors: carpet material, as in broadloom vs. tile, and percent of post-consumer (PC) content, as in greater than or equal to 10% post-consumer content, and less than 10% post-consumer content. The new assessment amounts will replace the current amounts that came into effect on April 1, 2022:
Broadloom with greater than or equal to 10% post-consumer carpet rises to $0.56/square yard from $0.33, a 70% increase.
Broadloom with less than 10% post-consumer carpet rises to $0.58 /square yard from $0.35.
Carpet tile with greater than or equal to 10% post-consumer carpet rises to $0.71 /square yard from $0.48, a 48% increase.
Carpet tile with less than 10% post-consumer carpet rises to $0.73 /square yard from $0.50.