Plastic Bottles Recycling Bin For questions regarding operating hours of recycling centers, please contact Carrie Holler @ (916) 324-8598 or [email protected] 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 – [email protected] Rinse Out Before Recycling Empty and rinse out plastic bottles before recycling. This will prevent any liquids from contaminating the recycling process. 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. What's Not Eligible for CRV The following types of plastic bottles are not eligible for CRV: Milk, medical food, 100 percent fruit juice greater than 46 oz, vegetable juice more than 16 oz, and food and non-beverage containers. Avoid Heating Plastic Keep plastics containing food or drink out of hot places such as your car or the microwave. The warmer plastic gets, the more it tends to break down, melt and release chemicals. Not Safe to Reuse Plastic #1 (PET) has a porous structure that absorbs bacteria over time and becomes more porous with each use. Because germs can reside inside the plastic, you can’t always wash them away. Not Infinitely Recyclable Plastic isn’t infinitely recyclable in the same way that glass and metal are. Its quality declines each time it’s recycled, so new plastic needs to be added in order to keep recycling it. Ways to Reduce Opt for Reusable Containers Most plastic is made directly from oil and natural gas, not recycled plastic. When plastic does get recycled, it is often into products that are no longer recyclable. Metal and glass, which are durable and can be recycled infinitely, are always a better container choice. Drink Filtered Tap Water Disposable water bottles are made of plastic #1 and can be avoided by drinking filtered tap water instead. Most bottled water comes from the tap in the first place, and taste tests in cities such as New York have favored tap over bottled water. 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. They ended up collecting thousands of bottles.