Carpet Padding On-Call/Bulky Item Collection Special Instructions Blue Line Transfer Small pieces of carpet padding are okay in the garbage. Larger pieces can be taken to Blue Line Transfer for recycling or disposal. Fees apply. To have it recycled, make sure it’s clean and follow the guidelines here. Residents of single-family homes can have small rolls of carpet padding collected through the On-Call Cleanup Program. Moldy Padding Cannot Be Recycled Soiled or moldy carpet is contaminated and cannot be recycled. Foam recycling programs will not accept these carpets, so take them to the landfill instead. Did You Know? Carpet’s Surprising Impact on the Environment Carpet has the fourth largest greenhouse gas footprint of any product waste in California and currently, less than 50 percent of it is recycled in the southern part of the state.