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Carpet Padding

Carpet padding can be made from polyurethane (foam) or natural fiber (wool or jute) and laid under carpet for sound absorption and insulation.

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
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/
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/
DR3 Mattress Recycling (Stockton) 3837 Producers Dr
Suite 500
Stockton 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
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 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).
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.
Independent Recycling Services 9039 San Leandro Street Oakland Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Los Angeles Fiber 4920 Boyle Avenue Los Angeles Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Marin Resource Recovery Center 565 Jacoby Street San Rafael Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Marin Resource Recovery Center 565 Jacoby Street San Rafael Landfill Drop-off for a Fee
Newby Island Landfill & Resource Recovery Park 1601 Dixon Landing Rd. Milpitas Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Oakland Resident Free Bulky Item Drop Off - Bulky Block Party
7101 Edgewater Dr
Oakland Landfill Free Drop-off
Oakland Resident Free Bulky Item Drop Off - Bulky Block Party
7101 Edgewater Dr
Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Drop-off for a Fee
Recology San Francisco Transfer Station Public Recycling and Disposal Drop Off 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Recology San Francisco Transfer Station Public Recycling and Disposal Drop Off 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Landfill Drop-off for a Fee
SMaRT Station 301 Carl Rd Sunnyvale Landfill Drop-off for a Fee Call for fee information. Please note that the SMaRT Station serves Mountain View and Sunnyvale residents only.
Soex West Textile Recycling 2360 South Orange Ave. Fresno Recycle Free Drop-off, Pick-up for a Fee

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.
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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)
Contact hauler for details.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
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Union City
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