California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Beverage Container Recycling

2012 Processing Payments

December 15, 2011
NOTICE
To: All Interested Parties
Subject: 2012 Processing Payments

For further information on the determination of processing fees, please contact Mr. Hieu Le, Operations Section, Division of Recycling, at (916) 323-5578. If you have any questions concerning processing fee reporting requirements, please contact your assigned account representative in the Client Services Section at (916) 323-1837.

CalRecycle makes processing payments to processors. Processors pay recyclers the entire processing payment. This notice announces the 2012 processing payments.

Pursuant to PRC Section 14575, the calculation of the 2012 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, no cost of living adjustment is applied to the 2012 calculations as the measured costs of recycling were completed this year.

Scrap values are based on the average scrap values paid to recyclers for the period between October 1, 2010, and September 30, 2011.

For the first time in the history of the recycling program, there will not be a processing fee or payment for the plastic #1 (PET) in 2012. This is a result of the annual average scrap value for plastic #1 (PET) being greater than the actual cost of recycling the material.

The processing payments shown below become effective January 1, 2012.

2012 Processing Payments per Container Sold
(effective January 1, 2012)
Material Processing Payment
Glass $0.04413
#1 PET Plastic (Polyethylene Terephthalate) $0.00000
#2 HDPE Plastic (High Density Polyethylene) $0.14497
#3 PVC Plastic (Polyvinyl Chloride) $0.49048
#4 LDPE Plastic (Low Density Polyethylene) $0.62433
#5 PP Plastic (Polypropylene) $0.64723
#6 PS Plastic (Polystyrene) $0.39326
#7 Other Plastic $0.41854
Bimetal $0.39883

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 CalRecycle’s Beverage Container Recycling Program website 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 Section, Division of Recycling, at (916) 323-5778.

 

Caroll Mortensen
Director

 

Attachment: Table I
2012 Processing Payments (Glass, Bimetal and Plastic)
Effective January 1, 2012
  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 $93.30 $457.97 $635.72 $1,000.05 $1,426.66 $1,279.90 $792.78 $868.62 $801.17
Scrap Value per Ton $5.04 $502.54 $345.78 $19.10 $178.01 ($14.55) $6.27 $31.55) $3.51
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 $88.26 $0.00 $289.94 $980.95 $1,248.65 $1,294.45 $786.51 $837.07 $797.66
Processing Payment Per Pound Redeemed (To be used on DR6) $0.04413 $0.00000 $0.14497 $0.49048 $0.62433 $0.64723 $0.39326 $0.41854 $0.39883
Last updated: December 30, 2011
Beverage Container Recycling, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/
Contacts: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/Contacts.htm