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Unread 07-30-2009, 04:28 PM
 
Location: South San Francisco
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Default Soda Can Deposit

So I paid a .60 deposit on a 12 pack of soda. Now what do I do with the cans to get my cash back?
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Unread 07-30-2009, 04:39 PM
 
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Try a local supermarket.
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Unread 07-31-2009, 11:41 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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This page might help you.

Beverage Container Recycling - Home
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Unread 07-31-2009, 10:52 PM
 
Location: South San Francisco
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California Refund Value
Consumers pay CRV (California Refund Value) when they purchase beverages from a retailer, which is refunded when they redeem the containers at a recycling center. Effective January 1, 2007, CRV paid to consumers when they recycle containers at recycling centers will increase to 5 for each beverage container less than 24 ounces and 10 for each container 24 ounces or greater.
So I have to take them to a recycling center and NOT the retail store.
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Unread 07-31-2009, 11:58 PM
 
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So I have to take them to a recycling center and NOT the retail store.
Yes, that is correct. Make sure you check the hours of the recycling place before you go, because their hours are often random.
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Unread 08-01-2009, 10:05 AM
 
Location: South San Francisco
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In Michigan you can take them back to the supermarket. I wonder why that s not the case in CA
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Unread 08-01-2009, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Oakland CA
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In Michigan you can take them back to the supermarket. I wonder why that s not the case in CA
Some of the markets have recycling centers in their parking lots. But not all -- and not even most. So you have to look.

But if you take them to a metal scrap place you can get 1.80 a pound... but that's a lot of cans.
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Unread 08-09-2009, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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You can take them to Aaron's Metals in Oakland. They pay good money out there for cans. I used to take all mine there when I lived in San Lorenzo, since they pay more than the recycling trucks behind the Albertson's stores.

I live in Texas now and the price of aluminum has gone down a lot since I've been here. The last time I took a batch in, I got 36 cents a pound!
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Unread 08-17-2009, 07:34 PM
 
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Default Make Extra Money Recycling

While many people realize that recycling is good for the environment, the ones that act on it do it out of the goodness of their hearts. We have taken a slightly different approach to encourage people to recycle. We believe that there needs to be a stronger incentive for people to start recycling. And that incentive is being able to profit from recycling. So, we have created a website, [url]http://sodacans.org[/url], where people can make extra money by selling and by helping to sell, domestic recyclable items like soda cans, plastic/glass bottles, and others.
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Unread 08-17-2009, 07:41 PM
 
Location: California
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I usually save my cans and bottles in a couple of big garbage cans I keep in the garage. Every month or two I take them in for recycling and get $25 or so. It's just part of my routine.
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