Beverage Containers

Put In Recyclables (Blue) Cart Take to Buyback Center / CRV Recycling

General Buyback Center Information

The Buyback Center helps keep our communities clean by accepting recyclables such as aluminum, glass, and plastic in exchange for cash. If you are looking to redeem your cans and bottles for CRV (California Redemption Value), please visit our Buyback and Recycling Center, located at 2880 Industry St., Oceanside 92054 (located one block south of Oceanside Blvd.). Customer Service Line: (760) 439-2824

Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Saturday

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Closed for lunch 12:00 pm – 12:40 pm and on observed holidays

Items that are recyclable but have no redemption value may be dropped off as donation. The Buyback Center does not accept scrap metal and scrap plastics.

Refund Items:

  • CRV aluminum & metal cans
  • CRV glass
  • CRV plastic #1-#7

Other Non CRV Items Accepted:

  • Mixed paper (magazines, mail, phone books, white and colored paper)
  • Cardboard (corrugated boxes, cereal boxes,
    tissue boxes)
  • Non CRV aluminum, glass and plastic containers
  • Used household batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt, Alkaline, Rechargeable, Lithium, coin cell, and small button size)
  • Used motor oil and used oil filters
  • Sharps
  • Donatable textiles and other small donations
  • Newspaper

Check If Eligible for CRV

Check the label to see if a container is eligible for CRV (California Redemption Value): it will say CA Redemption Value, California Cash Refund, CA CRV, or CA Cash Refund. Aluminum cans are labeled on the top of the can, and plastic or glass containers are labeled on the side.

Rinse Out Before Recycling

Empty and rinse out beverage containers before redeeming them for cash. Moisture and dirt contaminate the recycling. The attendant may reject a pile if it is excessively contaminated.

What's Eligible for CRV

The following beverage containers are eligible for CRV: beer and malt beverages, wine coolers and distilled spirit coolers, carbonated drinks (fruit, water or soft), non-carbonated drinks (fruit, water, soft), coffee and tea beverages, 100 percent fruit juice less than 46 ounces, vegetable juice 16 ounces or less, and sports drinks.

What's Not Eligible for CRV

The following beverage containers are not eligible for CRV: milk, medical food, wine, spirits, 100% fruit juice more than 46 ounces, vegetable juice more than 16 ounces, and food & non-beverage containers.