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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.

Find Beverage Container Redemption Center locations here or call 1-800-RECYCLE.

As of Jan. 1, 2024, there are new eligible beverage containers for redemption in the California Beverage Recycling Program. Find program information.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Sunset Recycling Center (CRV) 10790 Macarthur Blvd Oakland Recycle Buyback Drop-off
Citywide Fibers 1151 Quesada Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Note: Citywide Fibers will not give you any CRV redemption value for your recyclables.
The Buy Back (CRV) at Berkeley Recycling Center 699 Gilman St Berkeley Recycle Buyback Drop-off
Republic Services, Inc. 42600 Boyce Road Fremont Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Olyns Reverse Vending Cube - CRV (Hayward) 24601 Mission Blvd
Chavez Supermarket (inside by front door)
Hayward Recycle Buyback Drop-off
Our Planet Recycling SF 531 Bayshore Blvd. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off
American Iron & Metals 1050 Brookside Dr. Richmond Recycle Buyback Drop-off
Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) 333 Shoreway Road San Carlos Recycle Buyback Drop-off Public Recycling Center
Olyns Reverse Vending Cube - CRV (San Carlos) 810 Laurel St
Bianchini's Market (inside by front door)
Hayward Recycle Buyback Drop-off
Berkeley Recycling Center 669 Gilman St.
(corner of 2nd & Gilman)
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off #1 PET narrow-neck Bottles and Jugs – CRV or non-CRV. These are purchased at our Buyback or donated at the drop-off. They include carbonated soda, water and juice bottles, and spring water bottles and jugs.
Delta Scrap & Salvage 1371 Main St. Oakley Recycle Buyback Drop-off
Danny Recycling, Inc (DRI) 1745 Walsh Ave Santa Clara Recycle Buyback Drop-off
CalRecycle's Where to Recycle Location Finder 1001 I St
PO Box 4025
Sacramento Recycle Buyback Drop-off https://www2.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/RecyclingCenters/
Sun's Pad & Foam Recycling 124 Medburn St
#B1
Concord Recycle Buyback Drop-off

Curbside Service

Recycling Note
Alameda
Empty and drip-free.
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Albany
Empty and drip-free.
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Berkeley
Empty and drip-free.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Empty
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Dublin
Empty and drip-free. Reattach lids for recycling.
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Emeryville
Empty and drip-free.
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Fremont
Empty and drip-free.
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Hayward
Empty and drip-free.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Empty and drip-free.
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Livermore
Empty and drip-free.
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Newark
Empty and drip-free.
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Oakland
Empty and drip-free.
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Piedmont
Empty and drip-free.
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Pleasanton
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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San Leandro
Empty and drip-free.
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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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