CARE Increased California Carpet Recycling Rate to 26% in Q1

Sacramento, CA, June 25, 2021-Carpet America Recovery Effort’s (CARE) California Carpet Stewardship Program extended its solid recovery in Q1 2021, with continued increases in the collection and recycling rates. 

The recycling rate for Q1 was 26%, setting another high-water mark. This represents the continuation since 2015 of significant increases in the recycling rate, on average 20% per year through 2020. 

The yield (output/collections) was 77%. Efforts continue to enable expanded collection to support the higher recycled output. There are now 86 CARE Public Drop-Off Sites, and the total carpet collection network (public + private) in Q1 was 275 sites across the state.