Beverage Container Recycling
Biannual Report of Beverage Container Sales, Returns, Redemption, and Recycling Rates
May 10, 2013
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 from the end of that period. Enclosed, please find the Biannual Report of Redemption and Recycling Rates for the second half of 2012 and the full calendar year 2012. CalRecycle is pleased to report that the overall recycling rate for calendar year 2012 was 82 percent.
The recycling rate for the first half of 2012 was 87 percent. The second half calendar year recycling rate was lower than the first half at 77 percent, which is consistent with the trend observed over the life of the recycling program.
During 2012, Californians recycled more than 17.2 billion beverage containers. California continues to lead the nation in total quantity of bottles and cans recycled.
If you have any questions about this report, please contact Jose Ortiz, Deputy Director, at (916) 323-4248.
Beverage Container Recycling, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/