Aluminum Cans

Recycling Bin

Possible Redemption Options Available please call to confirm before driving to them:

A-1 Metals & Auto Salvage Inc 
5795 Stockdale Rd, Paso Robles | (805) 238-3545
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm; Closed 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm; Closed 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm; Closed 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm; Closed 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm; Closed 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

AGS Recycling Inc
564 Mesa View Dr, Arroyo Grande| (805) 598-6285
Hours of Operation
Monday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Closed 12:00-12:30
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Closed 12:00-12:30
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Closed 12:00-12:30
Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Closed 12:00-12:30
Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Closed 12:00-12:30

Cambria Recycling Center
1275 Tamson Dr, Cambria | (805) 550-5489
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Recycle 101 Inc
1909 Front St, Oceano | (805) 363-1034
Hours of Operation
Monday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; Closed 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; Closed 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; Closed 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; Closed 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; Closed 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Steve’s Recycling
1130 Los Osos Valley Rd, Los Osos | (805) 801-1627
Hours of Operation:
Saturday: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Dear Community Member,
IWMA is deeply concerned with the problem you face as you wrestle with California’s Redemption Value Program (CRV) center closures.  The IWMA is working hard to fix the State/CalRecycle’s failing CRV program.

Until the laws are changed, here’s how you can help: 
Call and/or email CalRecycle (the state agency in charge of beverage container recycling). CalRecycle 916-323-3836
Complaints About Recycling Centers – Complaints@calrecycle.ca.gov

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Most Aluminum Cans Are Eligible for CRV

You can check if an aluminum can is eligible for CRV (California Redemption Value) by looking at the top of the can. There will be a label that says “CA Redemption Value,” “California Cash Refund,” “CA CRV” or “CA Cash Refund.” If it’s eligible, find out how to redeem beverage containers for CRV.

Rinse Out Before Recycling

Empty and rinse out aluminum cans before recycling them. Moisture and dirt contaminate recycling, decreasing the quality of the end product and increasing overall costs for the facility.

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Do Not Crush

You do not need to flatten or crush beverage containers. If you’re using an automated reverse vending machine (RVM), keep the containers as they are, so the machine can recognize the container type. If you are weighing them, they can be brought in whole or flattened.

Did You Know?

The Aluminium Beverage Can Industry

How Quickly Are Soda Cans Recycled?

It only takes about 60 days for soda cans to make it back onto store shelves after they are recycled.

CRV Is a Success

In 2013, Californians recycled 18.2 billion of the 21 billion CRV beverage containers they purchased that year. Recycling beverage containers conserves energy and natural resources.

How Much Energy Does Recycling Soda Cans Save?

A single new soda can (made with virgin aluminum) uses the same amount of energy as twenty soda cans that are made from recycled material. Also, recycling one soda can saves enough energy to run a television for three hours.