On March 8, 2010, AB 7 (8X) (Chapter 5, statutes of 2010) was enacted as an urgency measure to address matters of fiscal solvency for the Beverage Container Recycling Fund. Through AB 7 (8X), Public Resources Code Section 14581(a)(8) reduces the amount that may be expended for Quality Incentive Payments (QIP) to $10 million annually. The $10 million annual appropriation authorized by AB 7 (8X) may be expended for empty glass beverage containers collected by curbside recycling programs, drop-off or collection programs. The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) may pay these entities up to $60 per ton for cleaned and color-sorted glass empty beverage containers meeting all the specified criteria as determined by CalRecycle and subject to availability of funds. If you have any questions regarding the QIP program, please contact the Market Information Section at (916) 323-5778.