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Beverage Container Recycling

Starting January 1, 2024, California’s Beverage Container Recycling Program adds new beverages and new containers. 

Only beverage containers purchased in California can be redeemed for a refund. New additions may not have CRV labels until July 1, 2025.  

The container examples below are not the only eligible containers nor an endorsement of specific products.

CRV Payments

Customers can request to be paid by count for up to 50 CRV beverage containers of each material type, per transaction (50 glass, 50 aluminum, 50 plastic). 

  • The law does not restrict the number of transactions a consumer may take into a recycling center per day.   
  • The customer may get back in line as many times as they want after each transaction, but the recycling centers are still obligated to enforce daily load limits (100 lbs for aluminum and plastic | 1,000 lbs. for glass).

As a matter of business efficiency, Bottle Bill regulations allow CRV recyclers to make weight-based payments beyond the 50-count threshold based on per pound payment rates established by CalRecycle. 

  • These rates are determined through ongoing CalRecycle surveys that account for different weights of beverage containers.
  • The below CRV per pound rates are periodically adjusted.

California Redemption Value (CRV) is 5 cents for each beverage container less than 24 ounces and 10 cents for each container 24 ounces or greater.

All materials must be sorted before arriving and free of debris, liquid, or other foreign substances. No sorting allowed on property.

Additional notes: California driver’s license or vehicle license plate number is required for transactions over $100.

Click here for a full list of beverage containers that are eligible for redemption (español).

J&D Recycling, Westlake Shopping Center, 99 Southgate Avenue, Daly City, 94015 (at Palmcrest Drive)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 8am – 4pm (closed 12pm – 1pm)

Daily load limits: 

  • Aluminum cans – 100 pounds (3,000 containers) total
  • Glass bottles – 1,000 pounds (2,000 containers) total
  • Plastic bottles  HDPE 100 pounds (700 containers), PET 100 pounds (2,300 containers) total

Visit J&D Recycling or call 650-685-1901 for more information.

J&D Recycling, Strawflower Shopping Center, 60 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, 94019 (behind CVS)

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 8am – 4pm (closed 12pm – 1pm)

Daily load limits: 

  • Aluminum cans – 100 pounds (3,000 containers) total
  • Glass bottles – 1,000 pounds (2,000 containers) total
  • Plastic bottles  HDPE 100 pounds (700 containers), PET 100 pounds (2,300 containers) total

Visit J&D Recycling or call 650-685-1901 for more information.

JADO Recycling, Chavez Supermarket, 46 Fifth Ave, Redwood City, CA 94063

Monday through Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Daily load limits: 

  • Aluminum cans – 100 pounds (3,000 containers) total
  • Glass bottles – 1,000 pounds (2,000 containers) total
  • Plastic bottles  HDPE 100 pounds (700 containers), PET 100 pounds (2,300 containers) total

Visit JADO Recycling or call 855-857-8020 for more information.

Monday through Saturday: 7am – 4:30pm, Sunday 7am – 12pm

Daily load limits: 

  • Aluminum cans – 100 pounds (3,000 containers) total
  • Glass bottles – 1,000 pounds (2,000 containers) total
  • Plastic bottles  HDPE 100 pounds (700 containers), PET 100 pounds (2,300 containers) total

Visit J&D Recycling or call 650-685-1901 for more information.

Blue Line Transfer Station, 500 East Jamie Court, South San Francisco, CA 94080

Monday through Friday: 7am – 1pm

Daily load limits: 

  • Aluminum cans – 100 pounds (3,000 containers) total
  • Glass bottles – 1,000 pounds (2,000 containers) total
  • Plastic bottles  HDPE 100 pounds (700 containers), PET 100 pounds (2,300 containers) total

Visit Blue Line Transfer Station or call 650-589-4020 for more information.

ZARC Recycling, 26 S Linden Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080

Monday through Saturday: 8am – 3pm

Daily load limits: 

  • Aluminum cans – 100 pounds (3,000 containers) total
  • Glass bottles – 1,000 pounds (2,000 containers) total
  • Plastic bottles – HDPE 100 pounds (700 containers), PET 100 pounds (2,300 containers) total

Visit ZARC Recycling or call 650-871-7327 for more information.

Contact the Office of Sustainability at 888-442-2666.

For more information about Beverage Container Recycling, please visit the CalRecycle website.