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Carpet and Carpet Padding



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.

Waste Guide

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

    For more information on carpet recycling, including how to prepare material for collection, visit

    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