What is CRV?
CRV stands for "California Redemption Value" and is the deposit consumers pay on qualifying beverage containers when purchased at the store. State law requires recycling centers to pay CRV refunds for loads that contain only CRV beverage containers. Each beverage container being redeemed for a cash refund must have an original label indicating that it is CRV.
Plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and glass bottles labeled CRV are always accepted at our Recycling center. Refund is not paid for contamination or moisture. Bottles not containing labels will also not be accepted for the refund.
Beachside Recycling pays for the following CRV material at its corresponding refund value:
(Updated July 1, 2022. Please call for confirmation as pricing is subject to change.)
#1 PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate)
#2 HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)
#3 PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
#4 LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene)
#5 PP (Polypropylene)
#6 PS (Polystyrene)
#7 Other (Includes pouches & Unspecified resins)
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Most non-CRV food and beverage containers can be accepted at our facility, and some can even be paid for at a modest "scrap rate".
Some examples: Milk jugs, wine bottles, pickle jars.
Materials Not Accepted
As much as we love to recycle, there are a few things we cannot receive at our recycling center.
This includes: light bulbs, plastic food waste containers, food cans alkaline batteries, oil containers, paint containers, acids/solvents, wood, stone, styrofoam, paper and window glass.