In the State of California, consumers can redeem empty bottles and cans for cash. By law, you can bring up to 50 aluminum, 50 glass, 50 plastic and 50 bi-metal California Redemption Value (CRV) containers in a single visit and request to be paid by count. You will be paid the full CRV redemption of 5 cents or 10 cents, as listed on each container. See a list and a map of all the Beverage Container Recycling Centers in and around San Jose.

These refunds are made possible through the the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act. The items below are eligible for a CRV refund.