Beverage Containers

California Redemption Value (CRV) is 5 cents for containers less than 24 oz. and 10 cents for containers larger than 24 oz. You can bring up to 50 aluminum, 50 glass, 50 plastic, and 50 bi-metal CRV containers and request to be paid by count. Inform the site attendant of your load content and how you would like to receive payment before you hand over your load. Any consumer who has been denied this right by a recycling center can file a complaint via email or call 1-800-RECYCLE.

See a list and a map of all the Beverage Container Recycling Centers in Stockton.


Check If Eligible for CRV

Check the label to see if a container is eligible for CRV (California Redemption Value): it will say “CA Redemption Value,” “California Cash Refund,” “CA CRV” or “CA Cash Refund.” Aluminum cans are labeled on the top of the can, and plastic or glass containers are labeled on the side.

Rinse Out Before Recycling

Empty and rinse out beverage containers before redeeming them for cash. Moisture and dirt contaminate the recycling. The attendant may reject a pile if it is excessively contaminated.

Did You Know?

CRV Is a Success

In 2013, Californians recycled 18.2 billion of the 21 billion CRV beverage containers they purchased that year. Recycling beverage containers conserves energy and natural resources.