Beverage Container Recycling
The benefits of recycling beverage containers are many. It saves energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and conserves natural resources!
Get 5¢ when you recycle beverage containers 24 ounces or less and 10¢ for each container greater. To find a recycling center in your area, visit CalRecycle. For additional recyclers, visit our SmartBusiness Recycling website.
1. Request receptacles for beverage containers here.
2. Arrange free collection with the County's sponsored non-profit organization:
SGV Conservation Corps, Norma Martinez (626) 444-5337
FACTS (source earth911.com):
✔ Recycling 1 kg of aluminium saves 8 kg of bauxite, 4 kg of chemicals and 14 kWh of electricity.
✔ Recycling takes 20 times less energy compared to making from scratch.
✔ Recycling emits 95% less of CO2 compared to refining new metal.
✔ Recycling 1 glass bottle saves enough energy to run a 100W bulb for 4 hours.
✔ Recycling 1000 kg of glass conserves 1,200 kg of raw materials.
✔ Recycling 1 ton of bottles saves approximately 3.8 barrels of oil.
✔ Recycling 1 ton of plastic saves 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space.