California USA Scrap Values

Beverage Container Recycling – Statewide Average Monthly Scrap Value

To: All Certified Processors and Other Interested Parties
Subject: Statewide Average Monthly Scrap Value Notice for October 2011

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 on the departments website.

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 2010 through September 2011. 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 Section

Scrap Value per Ton
Aluminum Glass Bimetal #1 PET Plastic #2 HDPE Plastic #3 PVC Plastic #4 LDPE Plastic
Oct 2011 $1,571.94 $5.59 $18.78 $510.46 $385.27 $0.00 ($20.35)
Nov 2011 $1,506.67 $5.42 ($2.15) $445.45 $363.81 $0.00 $290.71
Dec 2011 $1,459.00 $5.03 ($3.57) $387.96 $324.91 $0.00 ($300.00)

Glass Year to Date: October 2011-September 2012

Average $/Ton: $5.34