Plastic Bottles

Recycling Bin

For questions regarding operating hours of recycling centers, please contact Carrie Holler @ (916) 324-8598 or carrie.holler@calrecycle.ca.gov

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

Rinse Out Before Recycling

Empty and rinse out plastic bottles before recycling. This will prevent any liquids from contaminating the recycling process.

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Most Plastic Bottles Are Eligible for CRV

Most plastic bottles are eligible for the California Redemption Value (CRV) refund. Find out how to redeem beverage containers for CRV.

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What's Not Eligible for CRV

The following plastic bottles are not eligible for CRV: milk, medical food, 100 percent fruit juice more than 46 ounces, vegetable juice more than 16 ounces and food & non-beverage containers.

Did You Know?

Bottled Water: Is It the Same as Tap?

Most bottled water is simply filtered tap water, and it can cost more than twice as much as what’s available from the tap.

Coke Developed a Recycling Game That Takes Empty Bottles

Coke wanted to see if they could get people to recycle who normally don’t if the process was more fun. They dropped off six “Happiness Arcade” games in six locations  around Dhaka, Bangladesh to test their theory. From this effort, they collected thousands of bottles. Read more.