CARE Penalized $1M+, To Be Paid to CalRecycle

Sacramento, CA, February 26, 2018-On February 23, Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) was issued a penalty of $1,003,750 to be paid to CalRecycle.

On March 10, 2017, CalRecycle issued an accusation seeking penalties against CARE for failure to achieve meaningful continuous improvement in the recycling of carpet for 2013, 2014 and 2015.

After a hearing held on September 26, 2017, the Office of Administrative Hearings issued a proposed decision.

CARE shall pay the fine within 60 days after the effective date of the decision in this matter. CARE is prohibited from using assessments collected pursuant to the plan to pay said civil penalties.

CalRecycle has until May 23, 2018 to accept, reject, or modify the Decision (Government Code Section 11517(c)).