When purchasing beverages in California, consumers pay a California Retail Value (CRV). The CRV amount is a redemption payment on beverage containers. This payment is refunded when the container is taken to a CRV Center.
The purpose of this state program is to recycle 80 percent of all aluminum, glass, plastic, and bimetal beverage containers sold in California.
CRV is $0.05 on containers less than 24 ounces and $0.10 on containers 24 ounces or larger.
There are 3 CRV redemption centers in or near Azusa:
Edgewood Shopping Center Parking Lot
273 E. Gladstone St.
Greenhouse Recycling 16711 E. Arrow Highway (626) 917-8514
Beverage containers include those containing:
Beer and malt beverages
Wine and distilled spirit coolers
Carbonated and noncarbonated fruit drinks
Carbonated and noncarbonated water
Coffee and tea beverages
Carbonated soft drinks
Call 1-800-RECYCLE for more information.