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California Residents Can Recycle Alcoholic Beverage Containers Starting in 2024

California residents can recycle wine, liquor and large juice bottles starting next year.

December 11, 2023

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California residents can recycle wine, liquor and large juice bottles starting next year.

The set of bottles will be included in the California Redemption Value Fee. This program requires consumers to pay a fee when purchasing aluminum, glass, plastic, or metal-packaged beverages. The fee will be refundable to residents once the containers are returned to a recycling center.

Before the change, the bill only applied to nonalcoholic beverages but still excluded items like vegetable juice over 16 ounces. Now, wine, liquor, alcoholic coolers, and juice in 24 ounces or less containers will be eligible for a five-cent refund. Bottles over 24 ounces will net residents 10 cents while box wine and other liquors sold in paperboard and pouches will earn a 25-cent refund.

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