December 4, 2018


To: All Certified Processors and Other Interested Parties

SUBJECT: Statewide Average Monthly Scrap Value Notice for September 2018

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 make this notice on this webpage.

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 2017 through September 2018. 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 Ralph Taylor at (916) 327-3044 or

Mike Miller, Manager
Operations Branch Chief

Scrap Value per Ton*
AluminumGlassBimetal#1 PET Plastic#2 HDPE Plastic#3 PVC Plastic#4 LDPE Plastic#5 PP Plastic#6 PS Plastic#7 Other Plastic
October 2017$1,465.81($2.18)$6.42$214.00$176.61$0.00$8.49$4.77$8.49$1.41
November 2017$1,438.00($3.80)$18.78$197.45$174.24$0.00$2.53$6.16$32.48$1.37
December 2017$1,406.45($3.00)$15.48$183.62$195.65$0.00$11.02$92.35$17.06$1.75
January 2018$1,511.61($6.50)$9.51$174.99$175.65$0.00$11.17$14.69$10.66$2.30
February 2018$1,514.29($3.59)$13.97$175.80$185.78$0.00$0.18$23.56$3.61$1.28
March 2018$1,511.61($4.26)$17.08$182.41$220.06$0.00$1.04$16.39$7.05$2.05
April 2018$1,634.67($3.08)$18.65$205.90$226.26$0.00$33.50$32.91$3.22$2.96
May 2018$1,688.39($2.32)$0.79$216.49$223.34$0.00$5.42$229.70$5.84$1.20
June 2018$1,705.33($1.81)$0.68$227.16$251.14$0.00$50.18$3.88$12.09$1.10
July 2018$1,552.58($1.23)$1.32$232.78$193.00$0.00$24.21$9.52$17.87$1.52
August 2018$1,468.71($2.06)$2.26$231.17$247.31$0.00$48.52$9.97$14.62$6.97
September 2018

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

Glass Year to Date: October 2017-September 2018

Average $/Ton: ($2.97)

RC + CS + SP + CP TONS: 672,967.19

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

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