Jan 15 - New Regulations Restrict Importation Of Bottles, Cans

New regulations designed to protect the California Beverage Container Recycling Fund from fraud are now in effect. These regulations are due to the implementation of AB 1933 (Gordon), which was signed by the Governor in 2012. CAW sponsored the enforcement bill, which is designed reduce fraud from recyclers attempting to import and redeem beverage containers in California.

According to a CalRecycle press release:

New regulations require anyone transporting into California a load of empty plastic or aluminum beverage containers weighing 25 pounds or more, or 250 pounds or more of glass, to pass through a California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) quarantine inspection station and obtain and carry proof of inspection. A form documenting the source and destination of the material must also be completed. The new rules are effective immediately.

Other regulations designed to protect the fund from fraud have also gone into effect this year. They include training requirements for operators of recycling centers and processing facilities, and revised regulations that reduce the number of containers an individual can bring to recycling centers in a single day.

Find out more about California's Bottle Bill.