Allan Company makes it easy for you to recycle.
Here's a short, simple guide.
Allan Company is a full service recycling center so you can bring us virtually any recycling materials including paper, metals, plastics and e-waste. Visit our recycling directory for more information. Click here.
If you're bringing in CRV containers, these need to be separated by materials and from other recyclables. This is state law which we must follow.
We have Recycling Centers in Baldwin Park, Fresno, Palmdale, Santa Ana, San Diego, Glendale and Santa Monica. Just click here for a location and hours near you.
Our associates will guide you to the buyback center. We have lots of baskets and we'll get you through the weighing and sorting process quickly. Then visit our cashier for payment. It's that easy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Here’s a quick guide: Soda. Water. Beer. Malt beverages. Wine coolers. Distilled spirit coolers. Sports drinks. Fruit drinks. Coffee. Tea. 100% fruit juice less than 46 oz. 100% vegetable juice 16 oz. or less.
Check the top of aluminum cans, or the sides of plastic and glass containers and look for these phrases: California Redemption Value. CA Redemption Value. California Cash Refund. CA CRV. CA Cash Refund.
You can recycle 100 pounds per day of aluminum or plastic beverage containers. Plus 1,000 pounds of glass beverage containers. Loads cannot be split to meet daily limits.
To combat unauthorized scavenging of recycling materials, California law says payment for Non-Ferrous Metals (copper, copper alloys, stainless steel, or aluminum) must be held for three (3) days from the date of the sale. After that, a check for the payment can be mailed or the payment can be picked up in person.
Milk containers, wine bottles, infant formula, liquor bottles, large 100% fruit juice containers of 46 oz. or larger, 100% vegetable juice more than 16 oz., containers for non-beverage containers such as food.
Customers can ask to be paid by count for up to 50 CRV beverage containers of each material type: 50 glass, 50 aluminum, 50 plastic in one day.
For CRV recycling, state law says we must pay by a check for amounts of $100 or more. For lesser amounts, we pay in cash.
Why recycling matters:
For every 10lbs of aluminum recycled, you eliminate 37 pounds of carbon emissions from the air.
For every 10lbs of clear plastic water or soda bottles, 3.3 pounds of carbon emissions disappear.
In a landfill, glass bottles spend 1 million years waiting around to decompose.
Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water and the energy equivalent of 165 gallons of gas.