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Find out where to recycle beverage containers, electronic waste, and other recyclables.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, used oil is very recyclable. Used oil can be re-refined or processed into fuel oil. In 2010, 120 million gallons of lubricating oil were sold in California. Approximately 20 percent or 24 million gallons, leaked out of engines or was burned. 83 million gallons of the remaining oil was recycled, preventing it from being improperly disposed of down storm drains, into lakes or streams, or thrown in the garbage.
The term "e-waste" is loosely applied to consumer and business electronic equipment that is near or at the end of its useful life. There is no clear definition for e-waste; for instance whether or not items like microwave ovens and other similar "appliances" should be grouped into the category has not been established.
California Refund Value (CRV) is the amount paid by consumers at the checkout stand and paid back to consumers when they recycle eligible aluminum, plastic, glass and bi-metal beverage containers at certified recycling centers. The minimum refund value established for each type of eligible beverage container is 5 cents for each container under 24 ounces and 10 cents for each container 24 ounces or greater.