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SB 518: Beverage Container Recycling (2011)


Senate Bill 518 deletes the outdated and confusing redemption rate calculation and related reporting provisions from the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act.

The requirement for calculating both recycling and redemption rates for aluminum, glass, plastic and other container materials has been in statute since the inception of the Act.  Redemption rates were included to address non-bottle bill containers in the methodology calculating containers sold and returned.  The remaining recycling rate calculation is adequate to determine the numbers and types of containers returned for recycling.

For more information, you can read the SB 518 "Fact Sheet" prepared by a member of Senator Simitian's staff.

Text and Status

You can find the most recent text and status of SB 518 on the Legislature's Bill Information site.