Retailers are required by law to charge the current carpet assessment of 35 cents per square yard to all customers in the state. CalRecycle periodically visits retailers to check current practices. To ensure compliance:
  • All invoices must have the assessment clearly and correctly labeled as a separate line item. See the approved labels on the CalRecycle website.
  • Retailers must purchase carpet from carpet manufacturers in compliance with the carpet stewardship law. See the list on the CalRecycle website.
  • Retailers must retain records for three fiscal years.

Please see the Retailer Compliance section on the CARE website for details.