What is a recycling center?

A recycling center is an operation certified by the Department to accept empty beverage containers and pay CRV to consumers. Recycling centers are operated by independent businesses, not the State of California.

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1. Why does the CRV fee exist?
2. Are there beverages are excluded from the CRV program?
3. What is a recycling center?
4. How much do recycling centers pay per pound for cans and bottles?
5. Can recycling centers pay less than the refund value for redeemed containers?