Rinse Out Before Recycling
Empty and rinse out plastic bottles before recycling. This will prevent any liquids from contaminating the recycling process.
Leave Caps Attached to the Bottle
It’s OK to recycle caps and lids as long as they are still attached to their original plastic containers.
Most Plastic Bottles Are Eligible for CRV
Most plastic bottles are eligible for the California Redemption Value (CRV) refund. Find out how to redeem beverage containers for CRV.
What's Not Eligible for CRV
The following plastic bottles are not eligible for CRV: milk, medical food, 100 percent fruit juice more than 46 ounces, vegetable juice more than 16 ounces and food & non-beverage containers.