The California Refund Value (CRV) is the amount paid to consumers when they recycle beverage containers at certified recycling centers.
We buy Non-Ferrous scrap metal. To check if your material is Non-Ferrous stick a magnet to it, if it won't stick your material is Non-Ferrous.
Here are some examples of material we buy:
Copper/ Brass / Scrap Aluminum / Radiators / Cast Aluminum / Etc.
Free drop off (We do not pay for Iron or Steel).
Remember, if you can't find the answer you are looking for just call us at 925-229-5600
What type of material can be recycled?
Most types of material can be recycled.
Unfortunately, we don't have the space or resources to facilitate them all.
We do not take anything considered hazardous or cardboard.
Do I have to have I.D.?
YES we do require I.D.
ALL materials MUST be from California
(we require I.D. and we do check for the labels to confirm materials are from California)
Do I need to remove the caps?
Yes, caps need to be removed from all containers.
However, they are recyclable & we will pay for them if you bring them at the same time you bring in your bottles they go with. So just save them in a bag and bring them with you!
What is CRV?
CRV stands for California Redemption Value. When cans and bottles are purchased in a store the consumer pays the CRV, when they are returned for recycling that money is redeemed.
Do I need to separate my material?
Yes. Material should be separated as follows:
CRV Plastic #3-7
Scrap Metal should be separated by type
How do I know if a container qualifies for CRV?
All CRV containers are labeled CRV, CA Cash Refund, or CA Redemption.
Almost all aluminum, plastic, and glass beverage containers are included in the program.
If you are unsure just ask.
Can my cans be crushed?
Yes, your cans may be crushed. (THEY CAN NOT BE BAILED)
They do not have to be crushed we accept them either way.
Can I recycle non-CRV containers?
Yes. We accept plastic #1 & #2 that is non-CRV.
All other non-CRV plastics you can recycle in the bin provided through the garbage company.
AB 844, a law regarding scrap metal recycling, became effective December 1, 2008. This bill was designed to help deter thieves from stealing scrap metal for quick cash at recycling centers. It also protects citizens and businesses from the damage caused by metal theft and can possibly help to recover stolen property.
AB 844 requires recycling centers to obtain: A copy of a government issued ID card / Driver Lic.
Photograph of material
Photograph or video of customer
You must sign a reciept stating you are the owner of the material
You must indicate where material came from
In addition we are required to
HOLD PAYMENT FOR 3 BUSINESS DAYS
for any transactions.
We apologize for any inconvenience but hope that you understand.