June 7, 2019


To: All Certified Processors and Other Interested Parties

SUBJECT: Statewide Average Monthly Scrap Value Notice for March 2019

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 2018 through September 2019. 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 Ralph.Taylor@CalRecycle.ca.gov.

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 2018$1,270.00($1.48)$0.77$181.55$230.65$0.00$2.32$112.19$5.13$0.88
November 2018$1,187.33($2.48)$1.22$157.75$227.54$0.00$1.79($17.56)$8.26$1.54
December 2018$1,162.58($2.47)$0.59$154.19$220.76$0.00($1.89)($44.22)$3.87$2.73
January 2019$1,107.74($3.43)$1.26$173.86$219.09$0.00$23.21($20.64)$46.82$2.65
February 2019$1,150.00

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

Glass Year to Date: October 2018-September 2019

Average $/Ton: ($2.69)

RC + CS + SP + CP TONS: 272,184.89

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

Notice PDF Version

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