Beverage Container Recycling

California Redemption Value

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:

  • Renovate Recycling Center Inc    
    21080 Golden Springs Dr    
    (714) 453-7028

    Hours of Operation:
    Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed 12:30-1 p.m.
    Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Armbar Recycling Inc    
    2825 S Diamond Bar Blvd    
    (818) 334-0934

    Hours of Operation:
    Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed 1-1:30 p.m.
    Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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 or call 1-800-RECYCLE (732-9253).