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CRV - Bimetal Beverage Containers

Bi-metal (CRV) containers are made with two types of metals joined together, such as Sapporo beer cans, and have a California Redemption Value.

Empty and drip-free.

As of Jan. 1, 2024, there are new eligible beverage containers for redemption in the California Beverage Recycling Program. Consumers pay CA Redemption Value (CRV) when they purchase beverages from a retailer. Find changes to the program and redemption locations here, or call 1-800-RECYCLE.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Zarc International 26 South Linden Ave South San Francisco Recycle Buyback Drop-off
West County Resource Recovery Recycling Center 101 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Recycle Buyback Drop-off
Waste Management of Alameda County 172 98th Ave. Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Commercial waste hauling service
Tri-CED Community Recycling 33377 Western Ave. Union City Recycle Buyback Drop-off
The Buy Back 699 Gilman St Berkeley Recycle Buyback Drop-off
Sun's Pad & Foam Recycling 124 Medburn St
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Concord Recycle Buyback Drop-off
Standard Iron & Metal 4525 San Leandro St. Oakland Recycle Buyback Drop-off
SMaRT Station 301 Carl Rd Sunnyvale Recycle Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off Currently by Appointment Only. Open to all public
Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) 333 Shoreway Road San Carlos Recycle Buyback Drop-off Public Recycling Center
Santana Recycling 1725 Cavallo Rd Antioch Recycle Buyback Drop-off
Sanchez Cash for Cans 1468 44th Ave Oakland Recycle Buyback Drop-off
San Francisco Bottle Bank - Mobile CRV Redemption Bags Cash/Voucher Location - Our Planet Recycling
445 Bayshore Blvd
SF Recycle Buyback Drop-off
Republic Services, Inc. 42600 Boyce Road Fremont Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Refund Recycling 2680 Old First St. Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off This item may have redemption value. Separate for recycle drop-off
Our Planet Recycling SF 531 Bayshore Blvd. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off
National Recycling Corp. (Oakland) 1312 Kirkham St. Oakland Recycle Buyback Drop-off
Mountain View Recycling Center 935 Terra Bella Ave Mountain View Recycle Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off Buyback CRV program open to everyone. Free drop-off without buyback is for Mountain View residents only.
Lakeside Recycling 800 77th Ave Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee N
J & D Recycling (Menlo Park) 3401 Middlefield Rd Menlo Park Recycle Buyback Drop-off

Curbside Service

Recycling Note
Alameda
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Albany
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Berkeley
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Empty
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Dublin
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Emeryville
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Fremont
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Hayward
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Livermore
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Newark
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Oakland
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Piedmont
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Pleasanton
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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San Leandro
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Union City
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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