Beverage Containers

Special Instructions

Redeem CRV at Ben Lomond Transfer Station

9835 Newell Creek Rd, Ben Lomond CA 95005. Click here for a map.

(831) 454-2430 or (831) 336-3951

Grey Bears offers California Redemption Value (CRV) buyback at the Ben Lomond Transfer Station (BLTS). We also continue to appreciate your CRV beverage container donations at our main Chanticleer and Buena Vista Landfill recycling centers.

Ben Lomond CRV Redemption hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-2:30pm.

Look for the symbol on your beverage containers that says CA CASH REFUND or CA CRV. You can recycle those containers for a SCRIP voucher redeemable at one of five San Lorenzo Valley retailers:
Ben Lomond Market
Felton: Wild Roots
Boulder Creek: Wild Roots, Redwood Keg, and Boulder Creek Liquor.

Please note:

  • All containers must be pre-sorted by type for CRV redemption before entering the Ben Lomond Transfer Station site.
  • If recycling more than 50 containers of any one material type, the decision to pay by count or weight is determined by BLTS staff. Make sure your containers are whole and free of contaminants such as dirt, excessive liquid or other foreign substances. If you are being paid by weight, make sure the load is pre-sorted and contains only eligible CRV beverage containers.
  • Daily load limits of empty CRV beverage containers are 100 pounds each for aluminum cans and plastic (#1 PET), and 1,000 pounds for glass. If the load includes containers not eligible for CRV, BLTS staff may reject your load.

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.