AB 2398 (John A. Pérez, 2009-10) - Carpet Product Stewardship

Summary: Requires producers of carpet to participate in a product stewardship program, under a plan approved by CalRecycle. This bill now has the support of the recyclers, carpet manufacturers, local governments, and environmental groups.

Position and Status. CAW supports. This bill passed the legislature and was signed by the Governor on September 30, establishing the nation's first comprehensive and industry-financed carpet recycling program. It previously passed the policy and fiscal committees in the Assembly and Senate.    

Stay updated on the implementation efforts.

Take ACTION! Send a support letter for AB 2398

Sample support letter (Fax to Governor's Office: 916-558-3177, Attn: Legislative Affairs) 

Here are some great examples of support letters that have been sent: 

Description. AB 2398 requires manufacturers of carpet sold in California to develop, operate and finance a program to comprehensively manage end of life carpet generated California. The manufacturers are authorized to establish a fee of 5 cents/yard to cover the costs of the program. There is a sales prohibition on products made from non-conforming producers. This measure will create increased demand for recycled carpet products in California by increasing the state’s recycled content requirement for carpet bought by the state (from 10% post-consumer recycled content to 25% post-consumer carpet content).

CAW Staff Contacts.

Teresa Bui (916) 443-5422

Current Actions.

Assembly Member John A. Perez
State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814
fax: 916-319-2046

Current Language, Analyses and Votes.

Association of Bay Area Governments
Bentley Prince Street Carpets
California Product Stewardship Council
California Refuse Recycling Council
California Resource Recovery Association
California Retailers Association
California State Association of Counties
Californians Against Waste
Carpet and Rug Institute
City and County of San Francisco
Cities of Camarillo, Eureka, Oakland, Sacramento,  
Torrance, Ventura, and Vernon
Interface Carpets
League of California Cities
Los Angeles Fiber
Marin County Hazardous and Solid Waste Management Joint  
Powers Authority
Marin Sanitary Services
Natural Resources Defense Council
Sierra Club California
Solid Waste Association of North America

Lassen Regional Solid Waste Management Authority

Additional Resources:

-Learn more about Extended Producer Responsibility



Sonoma County WMA Letter of Support for AB 2398.pdf78.93 KB

LA_Fiber_Ltr_to_Gov.pdf80.93 KB