Cash Payments for Recyclables

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Cash Payments for Recyclables

The State of California Department CalRecycle oversees the California Redemptive Value (CRV) Buy Back Centers and In-Store Redemption programs. To redeem your CRV aluminum cans, glass, #1PET and #2HDPE plastic bottles you must bring them to an approved site.


There are currently two Buy Back Center sites in Livermore to bring the recyclables to redeem for cash.

Dos Palos Recycling Co
1565 Olivina Ave
(209) 518-4771

Refund Recycle Center LLC
2680 Old First St
(925) 606-1435


There are 26 In-Store Redemption locations. You may redeem your CRV materials at a cash register or a designated location in the store. Look for a sign which is required to be posted at all public entrances.




3760 Hopyard Rd

99 Ranch Market

2701 Stoneridge Dr

99 Ranch Market

4299 Rosewood Dr

Banou International Food

5321 Hopyard Rd

Beverages and More

5765 Johnson CT

Chevron USA Inc

5280 Hopyard Rd

CVS Pharmacy

3999 Santa Rita Rd

Genes Fine Foods

2803 Hopyard Rd

Hacienda Shell

3790 Hopyard Rd

Hopyard Shell & Car Wash

5251 Hopyard Rd

Lucky Store

6155 W Las Positas Blvd

Santa Rita Shell

6750 Santa Rita Rd

Smart & Final

5775 Johnson Dr

Supreme Liquors


Total Wine & More

4225 Rosewood Dr

Trader Joes Market

3903 Santa Rita Rd


2991 Hopyard Rd


4501 Rosewood Dr


3192 Santa Rita Rd


6750 Bernal Ave

Raleys Supermarket

5420 Sunol Blvd

Rite Aid Pharmacies

2819 Hopyard Rd

Safeway Store

1701 Santa Rita Rd

Safeway Store

6790 Bernal Ave

Santa Rita Chevron

1797 Santa Rita Rd

Walgreens Drug Store

1763 Santa Rita Rd


If a resident has a complaint regarding Buy Back Centers or In-Store Redemption locations by emailing your/their name, phone number, a brief summary of the issue, and the name and address of the dealer to:

For more information regarding the CRV Buy Back Program visit the CalRecycle Website.

If residents do not wish to bring their recyclables to a Buy Back Center they should place their recyclable materials in the mixed recycling cart (blue lid) on their regularly scheduled garbage pick-up day to ensure that those materials are properly recycled.