Buy-Back Redemption Center

Buy-Back is closed Saturday, November 11th, Veterans Day.

A California certified redemption center is located at the MRF and purchases California certified redemption materials, including aluminum cans and plastic bottles. The hours of operation differ from the MRF.


California Residents

California residents may redeem their recyclable items at the Buyback Center, subject to the following restrictions:
– The containers are made of aluminum, plastic, glass or bi-metal
– The container has been opened
– Contamination has been removed
– The CRV message is on the container
– The containers were purchased in California and did not leave and re-enter California

The daily load limits for California vehicles are:
Aluminum cans                   100 lbs
#1 PET Plastic bottles         100 lbs
#2 HDPE Plastic Bottles     100 lbs
Glass beverage bottles       1000 lbs

If a load of any material exceeding the allowable weight limit is offered for redemption, the Buyback Center will not pay more than SCRAP value for the entire load. For example, if a customer arrives with 140 lbs of CRV aluminum cans, the load will be rejected or paid as scrap only. It is against regulations to pay 99 lbs for refund value and the remaining 41 lbs for scrap value.

Two or three people in one vehicle may NOT individually sell material exceeding the daily allowable weight limits. Only one transaction is allowed per vehicle per day.

California residents seeking more than $100 in refund value must show proof of California residency.

Out of State Vehicles
In order to accommodate tourists and out-of-state residents who purchase their beverages in California, refund value may be paid to customers delivering material to the buyback center in a vehicle with an out-of-state license plate if all the following conditions are met, otherwise no refund value is payable:
– The customer is not a non-certified recycler
– The CRV materials were purchased in California and did not leave and re-enter California
– The total refund value payable for ALL materials purchased from the same consumer cannot exceed  $50.00.

Two or three people in one vehicle may NOT individually sell material exceeding the daily allowable weight limits. Only one transaction is allowed per vehicle per day.

Materials from outside California are ineligible for redemption or scrap value at the buyback center.

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