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Sonoma County Waste Management Agency

Locate Buyback Recycling Centers

Resources for drop-off recycling

Recycling Guide Drop-off Recycling Pages (PDF: 230 KB)
Pase a dejar el reciclaje (PDF: 119 KB)

Eligible for California Refund Value (CRV)

  • Beer and malt beverages
  • Wine coolers and distilled spirit coolers
  • Carbonated fruit drinks, water or soft drinks
  • Noncarbonated fruit drinks, water or soft drinks
  • Coffee & tea beverages
  • 100% fruit juice less than 46 oz.
  • Vegetable juice 16 oz. or less
  • Sports Drinks

Not Eligible for California Refund Value (CRV)

  • Milk
  • Medical food
  • Infant formula
  • Wine
  • Spirits
  • 100% fruit juice 46 oz. or more
  • 100% vegetable juice more than 16 oz.
  • Food and other non-beverage containers


Do you want to redeem your CRV bottles & cans?

Recycled cans and bottlesSelect carbonated and non-carbonated beverages sold in aluminum cans, glass and plastic bottles require a deposit.

The California Redemption Value (CRV) is 5 cents for containers less than 24 ounces and 10 cents for containers 24 ounces or larger. This deposit is redeemable at any certified redemption center.

Find a Drop-off Location

Tips for visiting redemption centers:

  • State law requires recycling centers to pay California Redemption Value (CRV) refunds for loads that contain ONLY eligible CRV beverage containers.
  • Non-CRV materials must be removed from the load, or at the discretion of the recycling center, the load may be rejected or receive only scrap value. Please recycle your non-CRV materials at drop-off recycling centers that will accept the material or through curbside recycling
  • Redeem up to 50 CRV beverage containers of each material type (50 glass, 50 aluminum, 50 plastic) per day by count. More than 50 CRV beverage containers will be redeemed by weight.

CalRecycle, officially known as the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, administers the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act. The primary goal of the Act is to achieve and maintain high recycling rates for each beverage container type included in the program.

For more information about the CRV buyback program, visit California’s Beverage Container Recycling Program. To complain about buyback centers email or call (800) 732-9253.

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Sonoma County Waste Management Agency ● 2300 County Center Drive, Suite B-100 ● Santa Rosa, CA 95403