CRV Redemption

Recycling Basics

What: Almost every bottle and can you use can be recycled. Look at the label for the universal recycle symbol and the words CA CASH REFUND or CA CRV.* Containers with these markings are good to go in your curbside bin and will be accepted at the recycling center. For more information about the CRV program, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

*Other acceptable labels include “California Redemption Value,” “CA Redemption Value” or “California Cash Refund.” 

How: It’s easy to add recycling to your daily routine. There’s no need to wash or crush your recyclables. Just separate your aluminum, glass, and plastic containers in different bags or bins, and head for the recycling center. 

Where: Visit CalRecycle's website to find a beverage container recycling center near you and for more information on recycling California Refund Value (CRV) containers.

Why: Because there’s money in it for you! In addition to saving energy, natural resources, and preventing carbon dioxide from being released into the air, bringing bottles and cans to the recycling center will put cash in your pocket.

Please contact CalRecycle with any additional questions or concerns.

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