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 16 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.

Name Address
99 Ranch Market 4299 Rosewood Dr
99 Ranch Market 2701 Stoneridge Dr
Beverages and More 5765 Johnson CT
CVS Pharmacy 3999 Santa Rita Rd
CVS/pharmacy 6750 Bernal Ave
Genes Fine Foods 2803 Hopyard Rd
Lucky Store 6155 W Las Positas Blvd
Raleys Supermarket 5420 Sunol Blvd
Rite Aid Pharmacies 2819 Hopyard Rd
Safeway Store 6790 Bernal Ave
Safeway Store 1701 Santa Rita Rd
Smart & Final 5775 Johnson Dr
Total Wine & More 4225 Rosewood Dr
Trader Joes Market 3903 Santa Rita Rd
Walgreens Drug Store 1763 Santa Rita Rd
Walmart 4501 Rosewood Dr


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.