To: All Certified Processors and Other Interested Parties

SUBJECT: Statewide Average Monthly Scrap Value Notice for September 2021

Posted: (December 1, 2021)

California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 14, Section 2985 (b), requires the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to provide written notification of the monthly statewide weighted average scrap values for beverage container material types reported to the department by participating certified processors. In order to keep all participants informed, the department has also chosen to post this notice.

The statewide weighted average scrap values for each beverage container material type reported with this notice are the monthly scrap value purchases reported by participating certified processors. Year-to-date totals for glass are reported at the request of the glass industry. These totals for glass are provided to enable the industry to see how the value of glass develops from October 2020 through September 2021. Aluminum scrap values are derived from the American Metal Market publication.


These data are initial estimates and are subject to future adjustments that will be reflected in subsequent notices. If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact Brenda Meden at (916) 205-2588 or

Hieu Le, Acting Manager
Operations Branch Chief

* Amounts in bold indicate revised data or new data for the latest month.

Glass Year to Date: OCTOBER 2020 – SEPTEMBER 2021

Average $/Ton: ($7.25)

RC + CS + SP + CP TONS: 737,878.39

RC = Recycling Centers
CS = Curbside Programs
SP = Community Service Programs
CP = Dropoff and Collection Programs