carpet

Carpet

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

Use the California Carpet Stewardship Program's seach tool to find a location to recycle your carpet. This map has carpet collection information for California. Enter a zip code, specify miles from that zip code, and identify the type of services needed. The map will provide a list of facilities. These facilities are certified by the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE). Visit https://carpetrecovery.org/california/ca/

For more information on carpet recycling, including how to prepare material for collection, visit https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/ConDemo/Carpet

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 Waste-Approval@rivco.org or call (951) 486-3200.