Antony McAulay / Shutterstock.com Aluminum Cans Recycling Bin Antony McAulay / Shutterstock.com 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 – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm; Closed 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Saturday: 8:00 am – 1:30 pm AGS Recycling Inc 2650 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442 | 805-598-6285 Hours of Operation Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Closed 12-12:30 For Lunch AGS Recycling Inc 564 Mesa View Dr, Arroyo Grande | (805) 598-6285 Hours of Operation Monday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Closed 12-12:30 For Lunch Cambria Recycling Center 1275 Tamson Dr, Cambria | (805) 550-5489 Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Recycle 101 Inc 1909 Front St, Oceano | (805) 363-1034 Hours of Operation Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; Closed 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Saturday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 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 916-323-3836Complaints About Recycling Centers – Complaints@calrecycle.ca.gov 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.” Find out where to redeem eligible beverage containers for CRV. Rinse Out Before Recycling Empty and rinse out aluminum cans before recycling them. Moisture and dirt contaminate recycling and can limit cans’ recyclability. 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. 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.