When purchasing beverages in California, consumers pay a California Retail Value (CRV). The CRV amount is a redemption payment on beverage containers. This payment is refunded when the container is taken to a CRV Center.
The purpose of this state program is to recycle 80 percent of all aluminum, glass, plastic, and bimetal beverage containers sold in California.
CRV is $0.05 on containers less than 24 ounces and $0.10 on containers 24 ounces or larger.