Washington Carpet Stewardship Bill (SB 6341)

January, 2012

SB 6341 creating jobs by increasing recycling of discarded carpet was introduced in January 2012, a substitute passed out of committee, but did not move forward. The bill would have required carpet producers that sell carpet in Washington State to participate in a carpet stewardship program by January 1, 2013. The carpet stewardship organization would be required to submit a product stewardship program plan for financing, collecting, transporting, processing and recycling of discarded carpet to the Department of Ecology (Department) by January 1, 2014.

The program must be provided throughout the state at no cost to all entities that wish to recycle carpet, including carpet and flooring installers, construction and demolition companies and residents. Collection services must include, at a minimum, one public collection location per one hundred thousand residents, and a minimum of one public collection site per county.  For more information: