Tea Beverages CRV Refund Put in Recycling Cart/Bin If you do not take these for redemption, they can go in your curbside recycling container provided they are empty (no need to rinse). The plastic cap can be attached to the bottle. Eligible for California Redemption Value (CRV) California Redemption Value (CRV) is 5 cents for containers smaller than 24 oz and 10 cents for containers larger than 24 oz. Containers Accepted Per CRV Visit You can bring up to 50 aluminum, 50 glass, 50 plastic and 50 bi-metal CRV containers and request to be paid by count. What to Tell the CRV Attendant Inform the CRV site attendant of your load content and how you would like to receive payment before you hand over your load. Any consumer who has been denied this right by a recycling center can file a complaint via email or call 1-800-RECYCLE. Do Not Crush Cans You do not need to flatten or crush beverage containers. If you’re using an automated reverse vending machine (RVM), keep the containers as they are, so the machine can recognize the container type. If you are weighing them, they can be brought in whole or flattened.