Carpet Recycling

red_carpet2Did 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 carpet product stewardship law went into effect in 2012 that mandated carpet recycling in all of California.


In Napa – Carpet Recycling is here!


Carpet and carpet pad are accepted at the Napa Recycling & Composting Facility at 820 Levitin Way, off Hwy 29 & Tower Rd.  The material must be dry and both residential and commercial carpet are accepted – the price is $55/ton ($18 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 and pad needs to be dry (no wet carpet or pad).
  • Carpet should be in rolls.  Please roll carpet and carpet pad separately.  Carpet tiles are accepted as is.
  • No garbage (tack strips, knife blades, lunch waste, plastic bags full of carpet scraps, etc.).
  • This bilingual flier has more information about the program.


Our collected carpet is sorted and processed into material for use in new carpet, carpet padding, plastic lumber, car parts and additional recycled plastic items.  Carpet pad is recycled into new carpet padding.



Read more about carpet recycling on the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) website and the California Product Stewardship Council’s carpet recovery page.