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Beverage Container Buy-Back (CRV) Recycling

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What is a CRV item?


Beverage containers listed below are subject to the California Redemption Value (CRV). You get paid in cash to recycle these items.

  • glass (all colors)
  • plastics
  • aluminum cans
  • bimetal cansCans CRV (A-Z)

Notes: To receive CRV payout as a California resident you must have a valid California Drivers License as well as California license plates on your vehicle.  Current pricing is subject to change without notification.  Residents must sort the items by material type, including by color of glass to receive payment.  Since value is determined by weight all lids must be removed from plastic containers, this ensure all liquid is drained from the container. 

*Rates differ for out of state residents, call ERL/TTSD for details.*

CRV items can be brought to the following facilities:       

Eastern Regional Landfill (ERL) 

Buy Back and Recycling Facility
Hwy 89 south & Cabin Creek Road
Tuesday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closed from 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.*

*The Eastern Regional Landfill (for the acceptance of waste and inert material) is open
Monday-Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. there is no lunch closure for the transfer station.
Eastern Regional Landfill/ Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal Website

CRV Rates for California Residents:

Prices effective July 1, 2018:

Aluminum            $1.60 lb

#1 PET                  $1.28 lb

Glass                     $0.101 lb


Containers eligible for refund include: 

• Beer and other malt beverages
• Wine coolers and distilled spirit coolers
• Carbonated water, including soda and
• Carbonated mineral waters
• Carbonated soft drinks
• Noncarbonated waters
• Noncarbonated soft drinks and “sport” drinks
• Noncarbonated fruit drinks that contain any percentage of fruit juice (excluding 100% fruit juice in 46 oz. or larger containers)
• Coffee and tea drinks
• Carbonated fruit drinks
• Vegetable juice in beverage containers of 16 ounces or less

To receive the California Redemption Value (CRV) please sort all containers at home before bringing the items to a recycling center.


Visit CalRecycle for more information



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