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Bottle Recycling Companies Lost $20 Million in 2015

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. Recycling companies across the US have been hit hard by falling commodities prices. In California, recyclers’ financial woes are compounded by low state payments, which the CRI … Read more »


As Hundreds of Recycling Centers Close in Calif., Calls for Reform Grow Louder

In the wake of California’s largest recycler closing more than one-third of its recycling centers throughout the state, the Container Recycling Institute is calling on CalRecycle to work with the state legislature to adjust the payment amounts for beverage container redemption centers. About 19 percent of all US beverage container … Read more »


California’s Largest Recycler Shutters 191 Recycling Centers

California’s largest recycler, rePlanet, has closed more than one-third of its recycling centers throughout the state and laid off about 25 percent of its employees because of falling commodities prices and rising operating costs. rePlanet says at the end of last month it closed 191 recycling centers and laid off … Read more »


Comcast Dumps Hazardous Waste, Agrees to Pay $25.95 Million

Comcast has agreed to pay California $25.95 million to resolve allegations that the company unlawfully disposed of hazardous waste and discarded records without first omitting or redacting private customer information. California attorney general Kamala Harris and Alameda County district attorney Nancy O’Malley filed the proposed settlement and civil enforcement action … Read more »

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$14 Million Recycling Fraud Scheme Busted

Five Californians have been indicted on grand theft and recycling fraud charges in a scheme that involved out-of-state beverage containers, $14 million worth of fraudulent California Redemption Value claims and 24 Southern California recycling centers. The indictments followed a two-year investigation by California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) and … Read more »

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$1.8 Million Settlement in Recycling Fraud Case

A Los Angeles-area recycling business will pay $1.8 million in restitution to California’s beverage container recycling program as part of a settlement agreement resulting from illegal claims for refunds on out-of-state bottles and cans. As part of the agreement with the CalRecycle, Action Sales and Metal and owner Bruce Falk … Read more »

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