New recycling law set to go into effect in California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) -- A new recycling law is about to go into effect in California.
Starting Friday, you can no longer co-mingle materials that are designated as California Redemption Value containers with stuff that isn't.
Until now, many recycling centers have allowed you to mix milk jugs, wine bottles, and other food containers with your recyclable bottles and cans; and they've paid you at a reduced rate for it.
But from now on, those other materials will have to be separated from the CRV containers. You'll get a better rate for the aluminum cans and returnable bottles, but you'll only get paid scrap value for the rest.
The California Department of Recycling says the new law will protect the fiscal stability of the state's recycling fund.
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