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Important Recycling News for Californians

California Refund Value (CRV) increased in 2007!

On January 1, 2007, California’s beverage container deposit and refund rates grew by about 25%.
How much is the new deposit?

  • The California Refund Value (CRV) is now 5 cents on aluminum, glass, plastic and bimetal containers less than 24 ounce (30 cents for a six-pack of soda).
  • The California Refund Value (CRV) is now 10 cents on containers 24 ounces or larger.
Where can I redeem containers?

  • There are more than 2,000 convenient recycling centers in California. For a center near you call 1-800-RECYCLE.
  • Modesto Junk Company, Inc. • Recycling Center is the centrally-located, fast service and highest paying recycling center and full service scrap yard in the greater Modesto/Stanislaus County area.
Why should I recycle containers?

  • To collect the deposit and any applicable additional scrap value.
  • To divert valuable resources from landfills.
  • To reduce litter.
Where can I get more information?

  • Call the California Department of Conservation at 1-800-RECYCLE, or visit the web site at
  • Call Modesto Junk Company, Inc. • Recycle Center at (209) 522-1435.
Do metal theft laws apply to CRV recyclables? In most cases California’s metal theft laws do not apply to CRV beverage container recycling. Learn more about metal theft laws.

Contact Us

Modesto Junk Company, Inc.
1425 Ninth St.
P.O. Box 1146
Modesto, CA 95353
Phone: (209) 522-1435
Fax: (209) 522-1891

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