"California Redemption Value"

"CA Redemption Value"

"California Cash Refund"


"CA Cash Refund"

  • Milk
  • Medical Food
  • Infant Formula
  • Wine
  • Spirits
  • 100% Fruit Juice 46 oz. or more
  • 100% Vegetable Juice
  • more than 16 oz.
  • Food and Non-Beverage Containers

Redeem Clean, Eligible Containers

Make sure your containers are whole and free of contaminants such as dirt, excessive liquid or other foreign substances. If you are being paid by weight, make sure the load contains only eligible CRV beverage containers.

When in Doubt

Check the label on the container

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Metal Recycling 

Per-Container Redemption vs. By Weight

Customers may request to be paid by count for up to 50 CRV beverage containers of each material type per day: 50 glass, 50 aluminum, 50 plastic. Daily load limits of empty CRV beverage containers are 100 pounds each for aluminum and plastic, and 1,000 pounds for glass. Any consumer who has been denied this right by a recycling center can file a complaint via email or by calling 1-800-RECYCLE.


for California Redemption Value (CRV)

Non-CRV Materials

State law requires recycling centers to pay California Redemption Value (CRV) refunds for loads that contain ONLY eligible CRV beverage containers. Non-CRV materials must be removed from the load, or the recycling center may reject the load or pay only the scrap value for the material.

Not Eligible

for California Redemption Value (CRV)

  • Beer and Malt Beverages
  • Wine Coolers
  • Carbonated Fruit Drinks,
  • Water, or Soft Drinks
  • Noncarbonated Fruit
  • Drinks, Water, or Soft
  • Drinks
  • Coffee and Tea Beverages
  • 100% Fruit Juice less than 46 oz.
  • Vegetable Juice 16 oz. or less