Although you can dispose of carpet and carpet padding in your trash bin, it is better to recycle it. The face fiber of carpet is the most valuable part of the carpet, and is usually made from nylon, polypropylene or polyester. The carpet backing is usually made from latex, polyvinylchloride or polypropylene.

Recycling Locations

Bob’s Carpets
68805 Perez Road
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Accepts foam padding, must be dry.
BNT Carpet Pad Recycling Center
2900 Adams St.
Suite B20
Riverside, CA 92504
Accepts foam padding, must be dry.
Earth 911
Habitat for Humanity
2121 Atlanta Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507
Los Angeles Fibers Company
5190 Santa Fe Avenue
Vernon, CA 90058
Accepts carpet in reusable condition in pieces 12’ X 12’ or larger

The following sources provide additional information on carpet recycling, including locations where carpet may be recycled.


Carpet America Recycling Effort:

Disposal Locations

Riverside County Landfills

Currently, carpet and carpet pads are accepted for disposal at Riverside County landfills.

Locations & hours

Fee schedule: Routine refuse disposal rates apply

Field level help.

This information above is offered as a public service in an effort to eliminate illegal and improper waste disposal. As the information may not be comprehensive, the Department encourages the public to research additional companies that are available for the services sought. The companies are not affiliated, endorsed or regulated by the Department. Accordingly, as with any professional service, please confirm the accuracy of the company’s information and request copies or verification of the company's license and/or permits to provide the service, prior to utilizing its services. Under no circumstances, directly or indirectly, shall the Department be held responsible or liable for reliance on this information.  If you would like to include your company on the list, please contact or call (951) 486-3200.