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ISRI Releases Updates to the Scrap Specifications Circular

(Washington, DC) – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) recently updated the Scrap Specifications Circular to include the board-approved specifications related to scrap commodities being collected and processed by material recovery facilities (MRFs). Specifications regarding recovered glass were also incorporated into the previously established glass cullet specifications. The additions and changes to the specifications are as follows:

MRF Glass (Page 25)

Guidelines for Inbound Curbside Recyclables for MRFs (Page 60)

ISRI’s scrap specifications are internationally recognized guidelines used by buyers and sellers of recycled materials and products including nonferrous and ferrous scrap, glass cullet, paper stock, plastic, electronics, and tire scrap. The specifications are intended to assist in the trading of scrap commodities and are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect the expanding range of commercially recyclable materials.


The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents more than 1,300 companies in 21 chapters in the U.S. and 35 countries that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development. Generating more than $105 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides nearly half a million Americans with good jobs. For more information about ISRI, please visit www.isri.org.

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