How California's redemption center closures affect grocery stores, transfer stations

April 19th, 2016 - In the state of California, grocery stores that make more than $2 million in annual sales must have a nearby redemption center for recycling disposal, an in-store recycling redemption option, or pay a $100 daily fine, according to The Union. Read More

Recycling closures: a search for redemption

April 18th, 2016 - According to a new report published by the California Recycling Institute, a $20 million statewide loss in revenue in 2015 was the primary factor in the closing of 269 bottle and can recycling centers earlier this year. Read More

Remnants of recycling program reassesed

April 13th, 2016 - The closure of hundreds of recycling centers throughout the state has resulted in long drives with longer waits for CRV buybacks for residents, while retailers face hefty fines and the recycling industry struggles to reconfigure its debilitated and outdated business plan. Read More

Report: California Beverage Container Recycling Payments Not Keeping Up with Market

April 8th, 2016 - Certified beverage container redemption centres in California lost $20 million in 2015 due to inadequate state payments received, according to a new report from the non-profit Container Recycling Institute. a 10-cent deposit on containers smaller than 24 ounces and a 20-cent deposit on larger ones to include those with juice, soda, sports drinks, water, beer, and wine. A2281, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Read More

Report: California redemption centers lost $20M in 2015

April 7th, 2016 - The report examined several “cracks” in the system. Payments are based on outdated scrap prices, for instance. Also, prolonged short falls pose financial risk to centers and many centers’ financial security is too reliant on aluminum. Small centers are especially vulnerable. Read More