California Redemption Value (CRV) Appliances E-Waste Scrap Metal

Beverages subject to California Refund Value (CRV)

The California Refund Value (CRV) program was designed to encourage recycling by providing a cash refund value for all materials that are returned to recycling center such as ours. An official CRV message is on many beverage containers. Thsi message may incude "California Redemption Value", "CA Redemption Value", "California Cash Refund", "CA Cash Refund", or "CA CRV".

Usually, this message is either printed or embossed on the container, or a clear stamp or label may be affixed to the container. Aluminum cans and bi-metal containers typically have the message on the lid of the container. Glass bottles and plastic bottles usually have the message on the product label.

If you are usure whether your container is eligible for a Cash refund, please refer to the Department of Conservation's website for examples of beverage containers that are currently eligible for the refund porgram. This site will also list containers that are no longer being refunded.

Following is a general list of CRV eligible beverage containers:

Beer and malt beverages

For example: Budweiser, Coors, Corona, Heineken, Zima

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Wine coolers and distilled spirit coolers

For example: Franzia Wine Coolers, Bartles & Jaymes Wine Coolers, Smirnoff Ice Spirit Coolers.

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Carbonated fruit drinks

For example: Matinelli's Sparkling Cider, Welch's Sparkling Grape

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Noncarbonated fruit drinks that contain any percentage of fruit juice

For example: Hi-C, Margarita Mix, V8 Splash

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Carbonated water, including soda and carbonated mineral water

For example: Crystal Geyser Sparkling Mineral Water, Arrowhead Sparkling Water (All Flavors)

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Coffee and tea beverages

For example: Starbucks Frappuccino Coffee, Arizona Ice Tea (all flavors), Celestial Seasonings Tea (all flavors)

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Noncarbonated water, including noncarbonated mineral water

For example: Alhambra Distilled Water, Calistoga Mountain Sprint Water, Evian

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Carbonated soft drinks

For example: 7-Up, Coca-Cola, Mountain Dew, Pepsi, Sprite

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Noncarbonated Soft Drinks

For example: Kool Aid Bursts, SoBe Lizard Fuel, Yoohoo Chocolate Drink

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Vegetable Juice 16 oz and under only

For example: V8 Vegetable Juice, Hollywood Carrot Juice, Campbell’s Tomatoe Juice

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“Sport” drinks

For example: All Sport, Chiquita Sports Blast, Gatorade (all flavors)

*Excluded: Milk, medical food, nutritional supplements, infant formula, wine, 100% fruit juice in containers 46 ounce or more, vegetable juice above 16 oz.

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