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.

For more information, visit CarpetRecovery.org.