New Drop-Off Location Is Part of the California Carpet Stewardship Program
San Diego, CA—Homeowners, carpet installers and other flooring contractors in San Diego County are now able to drop off carpet for recycling at Aquafil Carpet Collection’s new Miramar location, effective immediately. There is no charge for this service as long as carpet pad is included.
Aquafil’s new location expands carpet recycling convenience for flooring professionals, contractors and homeowners. Carpet collected in California is recycled through the California Carpet Stewardship Program coordinated by Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE).
Carpet and carpet pad can be brought to Aquafil Carpet Collection Miramar, located at 7720 Formula Place in San Diego – just north of the Miramar Landfill, open Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 3:00 pm. Carpet must be dry, free from debris and cut into manageable sections that have been separated from the carpet pad and rolled.
“Flooring professionals in San Diego County have been in need of another convenient option for recycling their tear-out carpet and we are happy to be part of the solution in diverting more recyclable carpet from landfills”, said Rachel Palopoli, Executive Vice President for Aquafil Carpet Recycling.
Aquafil Carpet Collection’s Miramar location now provides San Diego County flooring professionals two convenient locations for their carpet and pad drop-off. Aquafil’s Chula Vista location is conveniently located just 10 minutes west of the Otay landfill at 187 Mace Street, Chula Vista. These facilities are among the over 90 carpet recycling drop-off locations throughout California.
With more than 300 million pounds discarded each year, used carpet is one of the 10 most prevalent waste materials in California landfills. A carpet stewardship law passed in 2010 aims to increase carpet recycling opportunities. Carpet collected and recycled through CARE’s program receives subsidy support to help get it recycled into new products such as carpet fiber, flooring underlayment, automotive products, dimensional lumber, insulating material, and various absorbency products.
Visit the CARE website at www.carpetrecovery.org for more information.
Aquafil Carpet Collection operates statewide in California, offering large volume on-site carpet and pad collection services to feed into both their Woodland, California and Phoenix, Arizona recycling operations. Since 1969, Aquafil has been one of the leading players, both in Italy and globally, in the production of polyamide, or Nylon 6. The Aquafil Group has a presence in eight countries on three continents, employing more than 2,700 staff at 18 plants located in Italy, Germany, Scotland, Slovenia, Croatia, the U.S., Thailand, and China.
About ECONYL® Yarn: made from 100 percent regenerated nylon waste, Aquafil’s ECONYL® yarn helps divert global waste streams from landfills and oceans and is used to produce a wide range of textile products such as sportswear, swimwear, and carpets. In 2007, Aquafil established the Energy & Recycling business unit to boost the sustainable activities of the Aquafil Group.
Thanks to its research and development activities, the ECONYL® Regeneration System was created. Within four years it became an important milestone and commercial driver within the company, representing a significant step towards the company’s involvement in the circular economy. The ECONYL® Regeneration System is the world’s most efficient industrial system for the production of Nylon 6 and is unique in that it boasts no loss of quality after reclamation and transformation of nylon waste.
Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization in charge of implementing the California Carpet Stewardship Program as required by California law AB 2398. The purpose of AB 2398 is to increase the diversion and recycling of carpet in the state of California.
The Program is funded by an assessment of 35 cents per square yard paid by everyone who purchases carpet in the state, as required by law. CARE works to advance market-based solutions that increase landfill diversion and recycling of post-consumer carpet and encourage design for recyclability.