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.
Find a Nearby Recycling Center
Beverage containers include those containing:
- Beer and malt beverages
- Wine and distilled spirit coolers
- Carbonated and noncarbonated fruit drinks
- Carbonated and noncarbonated water
- Coffee and tea beverages
- Carbonated soft drinks
- Sport drinks
Call 1-800-RECYCLE for more information.