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 Payments are based on outdated scrap prices, for instance.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

Bottle Recycling Companies Lost $20 Million in 2015

April 6th, 2016 - California’s 2,100 certified beverage container recycling centers lost $20 million in 2015 because of “inadequate state payments,” according to the Container Recycling Institute. Read More

New Jersey legislators renew push for bottle deposit bill

April 6th, 2016 - A New Jersey General Assembly committee voted in favor of the long-debated "Smart Container Act," which would impose 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

Group says 10 percent of California redemption centers closed this year

April 5th, 2016 - California has under-subsidized its container redemption centers to the tune of $43 million in recent years, leading a significant number of them to close, according to the Container Recycling Institute. Read More

Bottle Recycling Companies Lost $20 Million in 2015

April 5th, 2016 - California’s 2,100 certified beverage container recycling centers lost $20 million in 2015 because of “inadequate state payments,” according to the Container Recycling Institute. Read More