3970 Resources Recycling and Recovery
Program Descriptions

3715 - Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction

CalRecycle administers the Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction program with a goal of achieving an 80-percent recycling rate for glass, aluminum, and plastic beverage containers sold in California. To achieve this goal, the Division of Recycling ensures: (1) the California Redemption Value (CRV) is paid by beverage distributors for each beverage sold in California; (2) consumers are refunded CRV for recycled beverage containers; (3) recycling centers are conveniently located; (4) grants are made to encourage recycling and development of markets for recycled materials; (5) strong oversight and enforcement programs are in place to protect the integrity of the Beverage Container Recycling Fund; and (6) public outreach and private partnerships are promoted.