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CA redemption value on bottles

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe, May 28, 2012.

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  1. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

    Sep 11, 2009
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    90 degrees today so we were out on the deck at a local bar/restaurant.

    Here's the view from their patio, if you care. That's looking north, up Cedar Creek, about 30 ft from the one of the dams and waterfalls in Cedarburg, WI.


    Anyway, the bottles of beer we were drinking had about 20 different state rebates for recycling bottles. They ranged from 20 cents to a nickel, depending on the state.:beer: Obvious, bring a bottle back and get x cents.

    But at the bottom of all the state listings and rebates, it said "CA redemption value" in red, but gave no value.

    Please enlighten me what that means, if anyone knows.

    Days like today, I know why we moved back to Wisconsin from Vegas. Look at all that green!:thumbsup:
    41st anniversary
  2. Polemarch28

    Polemarch28 Tourist

    Jan 22, 2010
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    The reason it isn't a specific amount is because it can vary based on legislation. But to put it simply, it's an upfront fee charged to distributors when these products are sold, and the "Refund Value", which is usually the same as the "Redemption Value", is what people can get for taking them to recycling centers. Any differential is going to be what the recycling center charges for the service.

    Currently, CRV is 5 cents for containers less than 24 ounces and 10 cents for containers 24 ounces or larger. (per wikipedia)
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