California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Beverage Container Recycling

2011 Processing Payments

December 15, 2010
NOTICE
To: All Interested Parties
Subject: 2011 Processing Payments

Section 14575 of the Public Resources Code (PRC) requires the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (Department) to establish a processing payment for any beverage container type that has a scrap value less than the cost of recycling.

The Department makes processing payments to processors. Processors pay recyclers the entire processing payment. This notice announces the 2011 processing payments.

Pursuant to PRC Section 14575, the calculation of the 2011 processing payments is based on the difference between the scrap values offered to recyclers and the sum of the actual costs of recycling for certified recycling centers, excluding centers receiving handling fees, plus a reasonable financial return. In addition, a cost of living adjustment is applied to the 2011 calculations as the measured costs of recycling were completed the prior year.

Scrap values are based on the average scrap values paid to recyclers for the period between October 1, 2009, and September 30, 2010.

The processing payments shown below become effective January 1, 2011.

2011 Processing Payments per Container Sold
(effective January 1, 2011)
Material Processing Payment
Glass $0.02157
#1 PET Plastic (Polyethylene Terephthalate) $0.00463
#2 HDPE Plastic (High Density Polyethylene) $0.01835
#3 PVC Plastic (Polyvinyl Chloride) $0.01530
#4 LDPE Plastic (Low Density Polyethylene) $0.01468
#5 PP Plastic (Polypropylene) $0.13157
#6 PS Plastic (Polystyrene) $0.00381
#7 Other Plastic $0.07785
Bimetal $0.06502

Table 1, attached, shows the following detailed information for glass, plastic, and bimetal beverage containers:

  • The cost of recycling
  • The scrap value paid to recyclers
  • The processing payment (if any)

To review notices of changes impacting participants in the beverage container recycling program, please visit the Department’s Beverage Container Recycling Program website at www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/ or call the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery at (916) 323-3836.

For further information on the determination of processing payments, please contact Mr. Hieu Le, Operations Branch, Audits and Data Analysis Division, at (916) 323-1493.

 

Margo Reid Brown
Director

 

Attachment: Table I
2011 Processing Payments (Glass, Bimetal and Plastic)
Effective January 1, 2011
  Glass PET
Plastic
HDPE
Plastic
Vinyl
Plastic
LDPE
Plastic
PP
Plastic
PS
Plastic
Other
Plastic
Bimetal
Cost of Recycling per Ton with Reasonable Financial Return $84.49 $441.88 $519.44 $817.12 $1,165.69 $1,045.77 $647.77 $709.73 $654.62
Scrap Value per Ton $4.24 $307.55 $280.85 $0.00 $0.47 $203.75 $10.50 $(6.46) $4.39
Processing Payments to Recyclers
  Glass PET
Plastic
HDPE
Plastic
Vinyl
Plastic
LDPE
Plastic
PP
Plastic
PS
Plastic
Other
Plastic
Bimetal
Processing Payment Per Ton Redeemed $80.25 $134.33 $238.59 $817.12 $1,165.22 $842.02 $637.27 $716.19 $650.23
Processing Payment Per Pound Redeemed (To be used on DR6) $0.04013 $0.06717 $0.11930 $0.40856 $0.58261 $0.42101 $0.31864 $0.35810 $0.32512
Last updated: December 15, 2010
Beverage Container Recycling, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/
Contacts: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/Contacts.htm