Beverage Containers

Burbank Recycle Center Drop-Off Recycle Container

Beverage containers are accepted for recycling in your curbside cart or dropped off at a California Redemption Center (CRV).  For a list of other redemption locations, visit CalRecycle’s website. Please call ahead as locations may change.


Beverage Container Buy Back (Bottle and Can Redemption Center):  With an active Covid pandemic, City staff are continually assessing the safe operation of the Recycle Center. At this time, we cannot predict when CRV redemption service will resume.

For additional Burbank Recycle Center updates, check out our website at

Alternative CRV Buy Back locations:

  • West Side Metals 6449 San Fernando Rd, Glendale 91201 m-f 8- 4:30, Sat 8a -3p
  • Ponce Recycling (near Ralphs) 1100 San Fernando Blvd. 91504 9a-5p Mon-Sun
  • Or check out this locator:
    Be sure to call first to confirm since things are always changing.



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.