CRV MATERIALS: THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Let’s start with CalRecycle.
You’re probably wondering who is CalRecycle, what do they do, and why the heck should I know about them??
First off, CalRecycle is also known as The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery. As it also states on their website, they
administer and provide oversight for all of California’s state-managed non-hazardous waste handling and recycling programs. They make sure that we’re doing our jobs correctly when it comes to buying back any CRV materials and that we’re doing it up to their standards.
You should probably know this information because as it occurs in many other industries, rules and regulations become built in place for several reasons and the same goes for the waste/ recycling world. Before you bring in your recyclables it’s best to run through the short checklist we’ve provided for you below. We want to help YOU get the most from your materials!
- Does your material show CRV (California Redemption Value) on it? Is it part of the states buy-back program? Labels should read:
- CA CASH REFUND or CA CRV
- Other acceptable labels include California Redemption Value, CA Redemption Value, or California Cash Refund
- Keep those labels on! We cannot pay CRV price on any beverage containers with no labels like water bottles for example.
- Keep your CRV materials separate from your NON-CRV materials! Any mixed materials found are subject to rejection and we can only pay a scrap value on the load.
- Make sure your containers are clean and free from any contaminants inside such as liquids, dirt, or other foreign substances.
- Collectors, please note that we comply with CalRecycles daily load limit of empty CRV beverage containers that are 100 pounds each for aluminum and plastic, and 1,000 pounds for glass.
Please see the list below from CalRecycle that shows accepted CRV materials. You can also call them directly at 1-800-RECYCLE (732-9253) should you have any questions or need any other information on the CRV program.