Turlock Recycling Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does Turlock Recycling provide recycling educational opportunity's for schools and groups or facility tours?
A: Turlock Recycling provides education and outreach both in the classroom and at our Walnut Road facility. We provide insight on exactly what happens to your trash from bin to renewable energy, compost, or landfill. Book a tour with us and come find out how one man’s trash is another man’s treasure! More information is available here.
Q: What is CRV?
A: The California Refund Value (CRV) is the amount paid to consumers when they recycle 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.
Q: Why aren't all beverages included in the recycling program?
A: The composition of beverages included in the program is determined by statute, Section 14504 of the Public Resources Code.
The following beverages sold in aluminum, glass, plastic, and bimetal containers are included in the program:
Beer and other malt beverages
Wine and distilled spirit coolers
Vegetable juice 16 ounces or less in volume
Carbonated and noncarbonated water, soda and mineral water, and similar soft drinks
Carbonated and noncarbonated fruit drinks that contain any percentage of fruit juice
Noncarbonated soft drinks and sport drinks
Coffee and tea drinks
Carbonated and noncarbonated fruit drinks
The following beverages are excluded from the program:
Any product sold in a container that is not aluminum, glass, plastic, or bimetal.
Wine, or wine from which alcohol has been removed, in whole or in part, whether or not sparkling or carbonated.
Vegetable juice in containers 16 ounces or greater in volume
100 percent fruit juice in containers 46 ounces or greater in volume
Any beverage container product type that is not specifically included by the Act.