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.

California Redemption Value (CRV): Did You Know?

Consumers pay CRV when they purchase beverages from a retailer, and receive CRV refunds when they redeem the containers at a recycling center, like Waste Management’s Buyback 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 CRV redeemable. These items can all be put into your recycling crate at home in Oceanside. CRV is 5 cents for each acceptable beverage container less than 24 ounces and 10 cents for each container 24 ounces or greater. Who wants to throw money away, when you can recycle it!
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!

Refund Items:

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

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