California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Beverage Container Recycling: It's in Your Hands

Start a Recycling Program 

Any earth-minded person can complain that their office, school, or gym doesn’t have a recycling program. But the true innovators are those who stand up and do something about it.

The good news is, it’s actually pretty easy. And it’s free.

Start right here by downloading the appropriate “easy steps” flyer. It’s got all the information you’ll need to get started. Then fill out the Recycling Starter Kit order form (see the link below) and your program is off and running.

Every recycling program needs a hero. We think it ought to be you!

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For additional help, email us. Or call 1-800-RECYCLE to reach a recycling specialist.

Recycling Starter Kits

The award-winning Recycling Starter Kit can help your business, office, school or other away-from-home location reduce its “waste” size--and maybe even save some money. The sleek black bin is the perfect place for staff and visitors to put their empty California Refund Value (CRV) beverage containers. What you do with them after that is up to you! Want cash for the office coffee supply? Take the bottles and cans to a recycling center and collect the CRV. Want to support a local scout troop or other organization? Donate the containers to them so they can get the refund. Need other information or ideas? Contact the Beverage Container Recycling Program at rsk@calrecycle.ca.gov. We look forward to helping Californians recycle their bottles and cans where they live, work and play. Recycling--it's a simple way to save energy and natural resources, and helps reduce California’s carbon footprint.