Individuals pay California Redemption Value (CRV) when they purchase beverages from a retailer, and are refunded the amount when they redeem the containers at a recycling center. CRV is 5 cents for each beverage container less than 24 ounces and 10 cents for each container 24 ounces or greater.
Beverages Covered by CRV
Most beverages packaged in aluminum, glass, plastic and bi-metal containers are eligible for CRV. Notable exceptions are milk, wine and distilled spirits, which are not included in the CRV program. List of Beverages Subject to CRV (PDF)
Beverage Container Recycling Centers
There are more than 1,000 recycling centers statewide that buy back empty California Refund Value (CRV) beverage containers. In Diamond Bar, there are two centers:
Per-Container Redemption vs. By Weight
Customers may request to be paid by count for up to 50 CRV beverage containers of each material type per day: 50 glass, 50 aluminum, 50 plastic. Daily load limits of empty CRV beverage containers are 100 pounds each for aluminum and plastic, and 1,000 pounds for glass.
Complaints about a beverage container recycling center:
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-RECYCLE (732-9253).