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Carpet

Carpet is flooring material of thick, woven material usually made from cotton, wool, or synthetic fibers.

Find CARE drop-off sites & preparation guidelines for carpet, carpet tiles, and padding here for residents and businesses. (California Carpet Stewardship Program). Click here outside CA.

See CalRecycle's resources on best practices for carpet removal (from Kings Co., WA), how to prepare and load a trailer of waste carpet.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Aquafil Synthetic Fibers and Polymers 550 N. Pioneer Ave
Suite 400
Woodland Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Commercial volume carpet recycler
Berkeley Transfer Station 1201 2nd St. Berkeley Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Special Handling: Carpet recycling (clean, dry, rolled separately from padding, cut into 4’ sections), properly prepared carpet charged at the Construction and Demolition Material Base Rate. CARE carpet recycling site - both broadloom (residential and commercial) and carpet tile.
Blue Line Transfer Station 500 East Jamie Court South San Francisco Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Carpet Recycling Drop-off Finder 100 S Hamilton Street Dalton Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Online map for drop-off locations and recyclers servicing large retailers, installers, & the public. Each facility lists the types of carpet accepted, if they accept from the public, any fees, and hours. Confirm details before you go.
Certified Blue Recycling, Inc. 2075 Williams St. San Leandro Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee CA Carpet Stewardship Recycling Drop-off Site (CARE). Carpet and pad must be dry, debris-free (free of tack strips, nails, trash & dirt), & prepared (cut into manageable sections, separate pad from carpet, roll, stack or fold). Carpet pile gets stacked on a pallet and wrapped (4' high max). https://carpetrecovery.org/california/ca/
Circular Polymers California Plant
3390 Venture Dr
Lincoln Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Commercial quantity recyclers that provide the collection truck/trailer - collection, sorting (N66, N6, PP, PET), processing into fiber, and then densified pellets. Accepted: nylon carpet, polypropylene carpet, PET carpet, foam pad, re-bond pad, carpet tile, commercial carpet with no glue.
Contra Costa Animal Services, Pinole Shelter 910 San Pablo Avenue Pinole Reuse Free Drop-off
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Public Drop-off Area. CA Carpet Stewardship Recycling Drop-off Site (CARE). Reduced tonnage fee. Carpet and pad must be dry, debris-free (free of tack strips, nails, trash & dirt), & prepared (cut into manageable sections, separate pad from carpet, roll, stack or fold). Carpet pile gets stacked on a pallet and wrapped (4' high max). https://carpetrecovery.org/california/ca/
Dick's Carpet One 36 Hegenberger Court Oakland Recycle Drop-off for a Fee CARE carpet recycling Independent drop-off location. Membership required. Contact for details. $20/load
EcoHaul 636 F Street Petaluma Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
FERMA Corporation (Newark) Equipment Yard
6655 Smith Ave
Newark Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Separate for C&D drop-off area. CARE carpet recycling site - both broadloom (residential and commercial) and carpet tile.
Golden Bear Transfer Station 1 Parr Blvd. Richmond Recycle Drop-off for a Fee CARE carpet recycling site - both broadloom (residential and commercial) and carpet tile.
Green Waste Carpet Recycling 1201 North 15th Street San Jose Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee commercial broadloom carpet and/or carpet tiles
GreenWaste Carpet Recycling 1201 North 15th St San Jose Recycle Drop-off for a Fee CARE Recycler - for large retailers and installers
GreenWaste Hayward Transfer Station 3458 Enterprise Ave Hayward Recycle Drop-off for a Fee CARE carpet recycling site - both broadloom (residential and commercial) and carpet tile. Instructions: Keep it dry, free of debris (remove tack strips, nails, trash & dirt), and prepare it (roll carpet after cutting into manageable sections, separate from pad, stack carpet tile). Contaminants on carpet that will designate load as trash include paint and drywall mud, body fluids, chemical or pharmaceutical contaminants.
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Pick-up for a Fee C&D/Debris Box. Small amounts can be collected for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Concord 2080 Diamond Blvd. Concord Reuse Free Drop-off Tiles only. YOU MUST CALL PRIOR to donating/dropping off carpet tiles to discuss tile types, condition and amounts. must be clean, in good condition and boxed
Habitat for Humanity ReStore East Bay 9235 San Leandro St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Tiles only. YOU MUST CALL PRIOR to donating/dropping off carpet tiles to discuss tile types, condition and amounts. must be clean, in good condition and boxed
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Monterey Bay 4230 Gigling Rd Seaside Reuse Free Drop-off Tiles only. YOU MUST CALL PRIOR to donating/dropping off carpet tiles to discuss tile types, condition and amounts. must be clean, in good condition and boxed

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Debris Box Note
Alameda
Contact ACI at (510) 483-1400 for bulky pick up.
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Contact ACI at (510) 483-1400 for details.
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Albany
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Berkeley
5 ft max length up to 12 in diameter. Can bring to Transfer Station for recycling if rolled separately from carpet padding and if dry and free from debris.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
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Dublin
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Emeryville
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Fremont
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Hayward
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
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Livermore
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Newark
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Oakland
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Piedmont
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Pleasanton
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San Leandro
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
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Union City
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