Recycle your Beverage Containers

Grey Bears accepts your beverage containers at our Santa Cruz County recycling centers. These California Redemption Value (CRV) containers include:


  • Beer and malt Beverages (glass bottles and aluminum cans)
  • Wine Coolers
  • Carbonated fruit drinks, water or soft drinks
  • Non-carbonated fruit drinks, water, or soft drinks
  • Coffee and tea beverages
  • 100% fruit juice less than 46 oz.
  • Vegetable Juice 16 oz. or less
Check the label on the container


  • “California Redemption Value”
  • “CA Redemption Value”
  • “CA CRV”

Please make sure your containers are whole and free of contaminants such as dirt, excessive liquid or other foreign substances.

All of our recycling operations support the Healthy Food for Seniors program, delivering brown bags of healthy groceries to 3,800 seniors each week. For more information email Resource Recovery Manager, Tina Forest, or call 831-479-1055 ext 235.