Beverage Container Recycling
Biannual Report of Beverage Container Sales, Returns, Redemption, and Recycling Rates
November 9, 2015
To: All Interested Parties
Subject:Subject: Biannual Report of Beverage Container Sales, Returns, Redemption, andRecycling Rates
Public Resources Code Section 14551 requires the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to report biannually on the redemption and recycling rates for each six-month period within 130 days of the end of that period. Enclosed, please find the Biannual Report of Redemption and Recycling Rates for the six-month period of January through June 2015.
The beverage container recycling rate for all materials during the January through June 2015 period is 86 percent. Material specific recycling rates are as follows: aluminum 97 percent, glass 76 percent, #1 PET 81 percent, #2 HDPE 78 percent, #3 PVC 59 percent, #4 LDPE 2 percent, #5 PP 6 percent, #6 PS 25 percent,#7 other 12 percent, and bimetal 24 percent.
The recycling rate is the number of CRV beverage containers redeemed divided by the number of CRV beverage containers sold. Sold container counts are derived from reports received by CalRecycle directly from distributors; whereas, recycled container counts are derived from the redemption weight, from shipping reports, multiplied by the container per pound rate.
If you have any questions about this report, please contact me at (916) 323-4248.
Acting Deputy Director for Recycling
Beverage Container Recycling, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/