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What is CRV?

California Redemption Value (CRV) is the cash amount paid per container for most beverage bottles and cans (think water bottles or soda cans). The CRV redemption is 5 cents or 10 cents on each container depending on the size of the container. When in doubt, check the label! For more information visit CalRecycle Beverage Container Recycling.

Get Cash for Your Recyclables

If you want to do the right thing AND make some money, drop off your bottles & cans and other recyclables at a local buy-back center! Find a Buy-Back Center near you.



  • Call the center or visit their website for business hours and their current $$ rate per material
  • Containers must be clean, empty, and sorted by material type (glass, plastic, metal).