California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Beverage Container Recycling

Biannual Report of Beverage Container Sales, Returns, Redemption, and Recycling Rates

November 7, 2013

NOTICE

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 2013.

The beverage container recycling rate for all materials during the January through June 2013 period is 93 percent. Material specific recycling rates are as follows:
aluminum 107 percent, glass 94 percent, #1 PET 82 percent, #2 HDPE 116 percent, #3 PVC 25 percent, #4 LDPE 2 percent, #5 PP 8 percent, #6 PS 20 percent, #7 other 5 percent, and bimetal 18 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.

Starting in 2014, CalRecycle will release new refund value per segregated pound rates and refund value per commingled pound rates, as well as new containers per pound rates every six months. These changes may have a significant impact on the recycling rates which are calculated using the containers per pound rate.

In addition, the Biannual Report of Redemption and Recycling Rates will be published with the Quarterly Report on the Status of the Beverage Recycling Fund. By publishing both reports together, CalRecycle will consolidate similar reports and create transparency in its reporting.

If you have any questions about this report, please contact me at (916) 323-4248.

Jose Ortiz
Deputy Director for Recycling

Enclosures

PDF (363 KB) | Rates By 6-Month Period | Rates By 12-Month Period

Last updated: November 8, 2013
Beverage Container Recycling, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/
Contacts: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/Contacts.htm