Redeem your CRV bottles and cans for $

California Redemption Value (CRV) is the amount paid by consumers at the checkout stand and paid back to consumers when they recycle eligible aluminum, plastic, glass and bi-metal beverage containers at certified recycling centers. Items must be separated by material type. The minimum refund value established for each type of eligible beverage container is 5 cents for each container under 24 ounces and 10 cents for each container 24 ounces or greater. Recycling centers are allowed to pay by weight as a matter of business efficiency, but consumers also have the option of being paid on a per-container basis if they bring in 50 or fewer CRV containers of each material type. Recycling centers are required to comply with this request. No out-of-state material is eligible for California Redemption Value. Consumers and others may only claim CRV for aluminum, glass and plastic beverage containers that were sold in California. Requirements regarding the condition of beverage containers are established by the recycling center and may vary. Contact your recycling center to determine its requirements.

Eligible for CRV:

• 100% fruit juice less than 46 oz.

• Beer and malt beverages

• Carbonated fruit drinks, water or soft drinks

• Coffee and tea beverages

• Noncarbonated fruit drinks, water or soft drinks

• Sports drinks

• Vegetable juice 16 oz. or less

• Wine coolers and distilled spirit coolers

Not eligible for CRV:

• 100% fruit juice 46 oz. or more

• 100% vegetable juice more than 16 oz.

• Food and other nonbeverage containers

• Infant formula

• Medical food

• Milk jugs

• Spirits

• Wine

When in doubt, check the label on the container:

• CA Cash Refund


• CA Redemption Value

• California Cash Refund

• California Redemption Value

For further information, see the Stanislaus County Recycling Guide

Para obtener más informaciòn, consulte La Guìa de Reciclaje del Stanislaus County.