Carpet Alternative ways to recycle Facility Drop-Off Drop off carpet and carpet padding at: Napa Recycling & Composting Facility 820 Levitin Way (off Hwy 29 & Tower Rd) | (707) 255-5200 Napa Recycling & Waste Services also offers covered debris boxes for carpet recycling at your home, business or construction site. 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 accepted (tack strips, knife blades, lunch waste, plastic bags full of carpet scraps, etc.). We partner with the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), a joint industry-government project to increase carpet and carpet pad recycling. Our carpet and carpet padding is sorted and processed into material for use in new carpet, carpet padding, plastic lumber, car parts and additional recycled plastic items. Curbside Pickup: Schedule a bulky item pickup today for a rolled carpet or rug. For a lot of bulky items, consider our debris box service. Non-Recyclable Carpet Goes in the Trash Most carpet recycling programs will not accept carpet that is contaminated by paint, drywall, asbestos or mold. Small amounts of contaminated carpet can thrown away, while larger carpets must be taken to the landfill. Alternative Ways to Recycle Give to a CARE-Affiliated Company The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) is a joint industry-government project to increase carpet recycling. They have a number of carpet reclamation partners in California that accept unwanted carpet and will recycle it for you. Ask the Carpet Installer Some carpet retailers have recycling programs already in place. Ask the carpet installer if they participate in recycling programs for old carpet. Ways to Reduce Purchase an Eco-Friendly Carpet Consider purchasing an eco-friendly carpet to reduce your environmental impact. The most eco-friendly carpets are made from natural, renewable fibers, such as wool, seagrass, jute and organic cotton. Did You Know? Carpet’s Surprising Impact on the Environment Carpet has the fourth largest greenhouse gas footprint of any product waste in California and currently, less than 50 percent of it is recycled in the southern part of the state.