Did you know that carpet makes up over 3% of what goes to California's landfills? And, since most of it is made from petroleum, carpet has a very large greenhouse gas footprint. Carpet has traditionally been a difficult material to recycle, since it is bulky and made of different type of materials. However, a new carpet product stewardship law went into effect on July 1, 2012 that mandated carpet recycling in all of California.
In Napa - Carpet Recycling is here!
Carpet and carpet pad are now accepted at the Napa Recycling & Composting Facility at 820 Levitin Way, off Hwy 29 & Tower Rd. The material must be clean & dry and both residential and commercial carpet are accepted - the price is $55/ton ($15 min). Click here for more facility info.
Napa Recycling & Waste Services also offers covered debris boxes for carpet recycling at your home, business or construction site - click here for rates.
Please make sure to follow these guidelines when recycling carpet:
- The carpet needs to be dry (no wet carpet or pad).
- Carpet should be rolled pile side out, preferably 6 feet wide or smaller.
- Rolls should be tied off with the carpet itself.
- No garbage (tack strips, knife blades, lunch waste, plastic bags full of carpet scraps, etc.)
Our collected carpet is currently sent to the Carpet Collectors in Sacramento - they process the material for use in new carpet, carpet padding, plastic lumber, car parts and additional recycled plastic items. We also send carpet pad to Sun's Pad & Foam in Concord for recycling into new carpet padding.
Read more about carpet recycling and the new carpet law on the California Product Stewarship Council's carpet recovery page.