How are we doing?

In Fiscal Year 2018-2019, we had a goal to complete undercover test sale inspections of recyclable beverage containers at 83 of our registered California Redemption Value (CRV) recycling centers.  We reached that goal, by completing inspections at 83 locations.  In Fiscal Year 2019-2020, we have adjusted our goal to 59 inspections, due to a large recycler closing 29 locations. 

Why is this measure important?

We are measuring the number of undercover test sales inspections of recycling businesses that pay out money for recyclable beverage containers (aluminum cans/plastic containers) because it provides and promotes protection for consumers and businesses alike. By increasing inspections, we ensure all recyclers are conducting business on a level playing field and customers are getting paid the correct amount of money for their recyclables, to promote consumer confidence. A number of residents in San Diego County supplement their incomes by recycling aluminum cans and plastic containers.

Where are we going?

We are committed to continuing our undercover recycling test sale program and conducting additional outreach to recycling businesses with the intent to keep a high level of compliance in this industry.

How is this measured?

We are measuring the number of undercover test sale inspections performed during a fiscal year. The goal for the Fiscal Year 18-19 Operational Plan is 86 inspections, representing 90% of the total number of registered CRV recycling centers (92).