California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Beverage Container Retailers/Dealers

Sign Requirements and Requests

Dealers must post a clear and conspicuous sign at least 10"x15" at ALL public entrances to the dealer’s place of business. If there are two entrances, two signs are required. This sign must indicate the name and address of the nearest State-certified recycling center that redeems all empty beverage containers. If there is no State-certified recycling center in your neighborhood, your customers may not have a convenient place to get back the CRV. In such instance, you may be required to post a sign stating that beverage containers may be redeemed at all open cash registers within the store or a specific location within the store such as Customer Service Desk.

If you already have a sign, frequently check to see if the information your sign displays is current. If you are not sure of the nearest certified recycling center, please call 1-800-RECYCLE (800-732-9253).

If you have questions or would like to request a recycling sign from CalRecycle, please call 1-800-RECYCLE (800-732-9253) or the Convenience Zone Unit at (916) 322-0195. Signs may be requested by sending an email to dealersigns@calrecycle.ca.gov.  Waiting for a sign from CalRecycle does not relieve dealers from sign responsibilities. Dealers must post their own sign in the interim.

For sign requests to be processed by either phone or email, the following information is necessary:

  • Name of business
  • Business address
  • Mailing address, if different from business address
  • State/City/ZIP
  • Phone number, including area code
  • Number of signs requested
Last updated: November 10, 2015
Beverage Container Retailers, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/Retailers/
Contacts: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/Contacts.htm