California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Beverage Container Recycling

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

May 10, 2017

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 from the end of that period. Enclosed, please find the Biannual Report of Redemption and Recycling Rates for the second half of 2016 and the full calendar year 2016.

CalRecycle is pleased to report that the overall recycling rate for calendar year 2016 was 80 percent. The recycling rate for the first half of 2016 was 86 percent. The second half calendar year recycling rate was lower than the first half at 74 percent, which is consistent with the trend observed over the life of the recycling program.

During 2016, Californians recycled more than 18.4 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 James Nachbaur, Deputy Director, at (916) 323-4248.

Scott Smithline
Director

PDF | Rates By 6-Month Period | Rates By 12-Month Period

Last updated: May 10, 2017
Beverage Container Recycling, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/
Contacts: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/Contacts.htm