Gov. Gavin Newsome has signed off on changes to California’s bottle recycling law to strengthen the state's container recycling program.

October 17, 2023

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Gov. Gavin Newsome has signed off on changes to California’s bottle recycling law to strengthen the state's container recycling program.

This move looks to reduce the amount of plastic beverage bottles and glass bottles going to landfills and to help stabilize the recycling market.

Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced Senate Bill 353 and now the bill will add containers of 100% fruit juice and vegetable juice to the state’s bottle recycling law. This will put another 200 million containers per year into the recycling stream, according to Dodd’s office.

“This is a big step toward cutting our state’s waste stream while uplifting our recycling program,” Sen. Dodd said in a statement Saturday. “This new law reduces the amount of recyclables we put into landfills, provides a financial lifeline to recyclers, and maximizes consumers’ options for redeeming deposits on beverage containers. Ultimately, it will help us meet our recycling goals. I thank the governor for his support.”

SB 353 follows the Legislature’s passage of a bill written last year by Senate President pro tempore, Toni Atkins and Sen. Dodd to add wine and spirits containers to the program which will makes significant improvements in recycling. SB 353 won overwhelming legislative support before being signed by the governor, according to Dodd’s office.

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