Beverage Container Recycling
Biannual Report of Beverage Container Sales, Returns, Redemption, and Recycling Rates
November 7, 2014
To: All Interested Parties
Subject: Biannual Report of Beverage Container Sales, Returns, Redemption, and Recycling 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 2014.
The beverage container recycling rate for all materials during the January through June 2014 period is 84 percent. Material specific recycling rates are as follows: aluminum 100 percent, glass 82 percent, #1 PET 72 percent, #2 HDPE 71 percent, #3 PVC 22 percent, #4 LDPE 1 percent, #5 PP 25 percent, #6 PS 16 percent, #7 other 5 percent, and bimetal 16 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.
Beverage Container Recycling, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/