CRV-collageBesides curbside recycling, consumers in the State of California can redeem empty bottles and cans for cash, helping keep these materials out of the landfill. By law, you can bring up to 50 aluminum, 50 glass, 50 plastic and 50 bi-metal California Redemption Value (CRV) containers in a single visit and request to be paid by count. You will be paid the full CRV redemption of 5 cents or 10 cents, as listed on each container. See a list and a map of all the Beverage Container Recycling Centers in and around San Jose.

These refunds are made possible through the the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act. The list below includes items that are eligible for a CRV refund.


Carbonated Soft Drinks

Carbonated Soft Drinks

Examples: 7Up, Coca-Cola, Mountain Dew, Pepsi, Sprite

 

Beer & Malt Beverages

Beer & Malt Beverages

Examples: Budweiser, Coors, Corona, Heineken, Mike’s Pomegranate Martini, Smirnoff Ice, Bartles and Jaymes Strawberry Daiquiri

 

Water and Mineral Water

Water & Mineral Water

Examples: Evian Natural Spring Water, Dasani Purified Water and Fiji Natural Artesian Water

 

Sports Drinks

Sports Drinks

Examples: Powerade, Gatorade, Vitamin Water, SoBe Life Water and Mizone

 

Noncarbonated Fruit Drinks

Noncarbonated Fruit Drinks

Examples: Snapple Juice Drink and Minute Maid Orange Juice

 

Garden Hose

Carbonated Fruit Drinks

Examples: Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider, Ocean Spray Sparkling Juice Drink and Welch’s Sparkling Juice Cocktail

 

Noncarbonated Soft Drinks

Noncarbonated Soft Drinks

Examples: SoBe Lifewater, Country Time Lemonade, Glaceau Vitaminwater, Visvita Aloe Vera Drink and Don Jose Horchata

 

Clothing

Vegetable Juice (Less than 16 oz)

Examples: V8 100% Vegetable Juice, Odwalla Carrot Juice and Campbell’s Tomato Juice

 

Carbonated Water

Carbonated Water

Examples: S. Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, Crystal Geyser Sparkling Mineral Water, Perrier Sparkling Natural Mineral Water

 

Wine & Distilled Spirit Coolers

Wine & Distilled Spirit Coolers

Examples: Arbor Mist White Zinfandel Exotic Fruits, Woodchuck Hard Cider and Wyder’s Pear Cider

 

Coffee Beverages

Coffee Beverages

Examples: Starbucks Frappuccino Coffee Drink, Illy Issimo Bottles and Blue Bottle Coffee

 

Tea Beverages

Tea Beverages

Examples: Lipton Iced Tea and Arizona Green Tea

 

NO Wine Bottles

NO Wine Bottles

 

 

milk

NO Milk

 

 

Medical Foods

NO Medical Food