Changes to the Beverage Container Recycling Program

Starting January 1, 2024, California’s Beverage Container Recycling Program adds new beverages and new containers. 

New Beverages

Wine     |     Liquor     |     Juice


Subject to CRV (with or without label)

New Wine and Liquor Containers

Pouches     |     Boxes     |     Cartons


Subject to CRV (with or without label)

For All Beverages


5¢ CRV
Less than 24 oz.

  • Glass
  • Aluminum
  • Plastic
  • Bimetal Containers

For All Beverages


10¢ CRV
24 oz. or More

  • Glass
  • Aluminum
  • Plastic
  • Bimetal Containers

Wine and Distilled Spirits


25¢ CRV

  • Bag-in-Box
  • Multi-Layer Pouch
  • Paperback Carton
  • Plastic Pouch

Wine and Liquor Added

Starting January 1, 2024, beverages with alcohol of 7% or greater by volume:  

  • Will be charged California Redemption Value (CRV) and  
  • Can be redeemed for CRV. This includes wine, liquor, and pre-mixed cocktails.

Prior to January 1, 2024, CRV eligible alcoholic drinks included beer and wine coolers with alcohol contents of 7% alcohol by volume (ABV).  

Large Juice Added

Starting January 1, 2024 all fruit and vegetable juice bottles and cans are in the CRV program.
As of January 1, 2024, fruit and vegetable juice in large bottles and cans (over 46 oz. for fruit and over 16 oz. for vegetables) join the CRV program.

Prior to January 1, 2024, CRV eligible juice containers included:  

  • 100% fruit juice in containers 46 oz. or less and  
  • Vegetable juice in containers 16 oz. or less 

All Eligible Containers 

Only beverage containers purchased in California can be redeemed for a refund.
New additions may not have CRV labels until July 1, 2025. 

The container examples below are not the only eligible containers nor an endorsement of specific products.



  • Franzia
  • Movino
  • Bota Box


  • Smirnoff
  • Jose Cuervo
  • Cutwater Mai Tai

Beer and Malt Beverages

  • Coors
  • White Claw
  • Mike’s Hard Lemonade

Wine Coolers and Distilled Spirit Coolers

  • Arbor Mist White Zinfandel
  • Woodchuck Hard Cider
  • High Noon Vodka Soda

Carbonated Soft Drinks

  • Pepsi
  • Sprite
  • Coca-Cola

Non-Carbonated Soft Drinks

  • SoBe Lifewater
  • Visvista Aloe Vera Drink
  • Califa Almond Milk

Carbonated Fruit Drink

  • Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider
  • Ocean Spray Sparkling Juice
  • Izzie Sparkling Juice

Carbonated Water Beverages

  • LaCroix
  • San Pelligrino
  • Bubly

Sport Drinks

  • Gatorade
  • Powerade
  • Pedialyte Sport

Noncarbonated Water

  • Evian Natural Springs
  • Dasani Purified
  • Fiji Natural Artesian

Fruit Juice

  • Coconut Water
  • Dole Tropical Fruit Punch
  • Simply Orange Juice

Vegetable Juice

  • Cambell’s Tomato
  • Odwalla Carrot
  • V8 Vegetable

Coffee and Tea Beverages

  • Starbucks Frappuccino
  • Lipton Iced Tea
  • Arizona Green Tea
Non eligible Container

Non-Eligible Containers

  • Milk
  • Medical Food
  • Infant Formula
  • Food and Non-Beverage Containers
  • Juice Boxes
  • Juice Pouches
  • Juice Cartons

For more information contact, the Office of Public Affairs,