Green Earth Recycling
The State legislature passed the
Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act in 1986 in
response to a need to reduce litter and establish a beverage container
recycling program in California. The Act also set a refund value on
beverage containers and established a system for consumers to
conveniently redeem their containers.
When a beverage distributor sells
beverages to a retailer, such as a supermarket, they are required to
make California Redemption Value (CRV) payments into the Division's
Beverage Container Recycling fund (Fund). The distributor passes the
CRV charge on to the price of the product, Retailers show this portion
of the sales price on receipts so consumers know the amount they can
receive if they recycle the containers.
Consumers can get their CRV back by
redeeming their beverage containers at a certified recycling center.
As a certified center operator, Green Earth Recycling will pay CRV to
the public for empty eligible beverage containers.