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Beverage Container Recycling Program

The County of San Bernardino Solid Waste Management Division has developed this program to increase beverage container recycling, thereby saving natural resources, conserving energy and extending the life of our landfills.

Beverage containers covered under the program are almost every bottle and can you use. Look at the label for the universal recycle symbol and the words:

  • CA CRV
  • California Redemption Value
  • CA Redemption Value
  • California Cash Refund

Consumers pay California Redemption Value (CRV) when they purchase beverages from a retailer, and receive CRV refunds when they redeem the containers at a recycling center. Most beverages packaged in aluminum, glass, plastic and bi-metal containers are eligible for CRV. Notable exceptions are milk, wine and distilled spirits, which are not included in the CRV program. CRV is 5 cents for each beverage container less than 24 ounces and 10 cents for each container 24 ounces or greater.

Focusing on beverage container recycling, the program presents an opportunity to educate our citizens about the importance and benefits of recycling. Schools and non-profit community organizations can benefit from this program by generating extra funds for their programs and activities.

Who is eligible to participate: Unincorporated area schools and community organizations (such as senior citizen centers, churches, sports leagues, scout groups, homeowner associations, etc). The Beverage Container Recycling Program is for CRV beverage containers only and is offered in addition to any curbside recycling programs offered by your local refuse hauler. Click HERE for more info.

Did you know... Californians bought more than 20 billion carbonated and noncarbonated CRV-eligible drinks in aluminum, glass, plastic and bi-metal containers in 2010. More than 16.5 billion of those containers were recycled, saving natural resources, conserving energy and extending the life of our landfills. Imagine what we’ll accomplish if we recycle the other 3.5 billion!

Solid Waste Management Division recognizes and congratulates the following for their dedication and awareness in helping the environment.



  • Chaparral High School, 9258 Malpaso Road, Phelan, 760/868-5400
  • Eagle Summit Community Day School, 3919 Nielson Road, Phelan, 760/868-3442
  • Girl Scout Troop 692, 36056 Oasis Street, Box 1363, Yermo,  760/590-6642
  • Helendale Community Services Department, 26719 Vista Road #3, Helendale, 760/951-0006
  • Helendale Elementary School, 27274 Peach Tree Lane, Helendale, 760/952-1204
  • Newberry Springs Assembly of God, 32582 Mountain View, Newberry Springs, 760/257-3681
  • Oak Hills High School, 7625 Cataba Road, Hesperia, 760/244-2283
  • Riverside Preparatory School, 19900 National Trails Hwy, Oro Grande, 760/403-9999
  • Riverview Middle School, 15350 Riverview Road, Helendale, 760/952-1266
  • Serrano High School, 9292 Sheep Creek Road, Phelan 760/868-3222
  • Silver Lakes Gymnastics, 26540 Vista Road, Helendale, 760/952-3556
  • Wrightwood School, 1175 State Hwy 2, Wrightwood 760/249-5828


  • Auto Club Speedway, 9300 Cherry Avenue, Fontana
  • Camp Paivika-AbilityFirst, 600 Playground Drive, Crestline 909/338-1102
  • Kimbark School, 18021 Kenwood Avenue, San Bernardino, 909/880-6641
  • Thousand Pines Christian Camp, 359 Thousand Pines Road, Crestline, 909/338-2705


  • Alpine Camp and Conference Center, 415 Club House Drive, Blue Jay 909/337-6286
  • Cactus Mart, 49889 29 Palms Hwy, Morongo Valley, 760/363-6076
  • Community Arts Theater Society (CATS), 1117 W. Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, 909/585-5505
  • Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center, 65336 Winter Road, Joshua Tree, 760/363-5212
  • Friends of Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, 11055 East Drive (Box 780), Morongo Valley, 760/363-7190
  • Girl Scout Troop 468, Erwin Lake Park, 1140 Hatchery Drive, Big Bear City
  • High Desert Master Composters/Morongo Basin Recyclers, 760/952-3572 at Coyote Corner, 6535 Park, Joshua Tree
  • Hospice of Morongo Basin, 61675 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, 760/366-1308
  • Joshua Tree Outfitters, 61709 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, 760/366-1848
  • Landers Association, 58380 Reche Road, Landers, 760/364-2676
  • Landers Elementary, 56450 Reche Road, Box 1209, 29 Palms/Landers
  • North Shore Elementary School, 765 N. Stanfield Cutoff, Big Bear Lake, 909/866-7501
  • Valley View Mobile Manor, 10888 West Drive, Morongo Valley, 760/363-6180
  • Yucaipa Regional Park, 33900 Oak Glen Road, Yucaipa,  909/387-3331


  • Lyle S. Briggs Elementary School, 11880 Roswell, Chino, CA 909/628-6497


  • Del Rosa Little League, 1342 E Marshall Blvd, San Bernardino,  909/881-3313
  • Friends of Bloomington Library, 10145 Orchard Street, Bloomington,  909/820-0533
  • Truth Tabernacle, 18027 San Bernardino Avenue, Bloomington,  951/544-0119

For more information call 909/386-8914


Click Here to view the Beverage Container Recycling Program photo album

View the Spring 2015 Beverage Container Recycling program newsletter.
View the Summer 2014 Beverage Container Recycling program newsletter.
View the Winter 2014 Beverage Container Recycling program newsletter.

Click Here to view the Beverage Container Recycling Program newsletter archive

Last Update 05/06/2015

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