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CRV - Plastic Beverage Containers

Plastic bottles (CRV) are bottles which require a deposit at the time of purchase.

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
Vasco Road Landfill & Recycling Drop-off 4001 N. Vasco Rd. Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off This item may have redemption value.
Tri-CED Community Recycling 33377 Western Ave. Union City Recycle Buyback Drop-off
The Buy Back 699 Gilman St Berkeley Recycle Buyback Drop-off
Target (Walnut Creek) 1871 N. Main St. Walnut Creek Recycle Free Drop-off
Target (San Ramon) 2610 Bishop Dr. San Ramon Recycle Free Drop-off
Target (Richmond) 4500 Macdonald Ave. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off
Target (Pleasant Hill) 560 Contra Costa Blvd. Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off
Target (Pinole) 1400 Fitzgerald Dr. Pinole Recycle Free 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 Free Drop-off This item may have redemption value.
SMaRT Station 301 Carl Rd Sunnyvale Recycle Buyback Drop-off Currently by Appointment Only. Please leave caps on bottles.
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

Curbside Service

Recycling Note
Alameda
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Albany
Empty and drip-free.
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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. Reattach lids for recycling.
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Emeryville
Empty and drip-free.
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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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