Sports Drinks CRV Refund California Redemption Value California Redemption Value (CRV) is 5 cents for containers smaller than 24 oz and 10 cents for containers larger than 24 oz. Containers Accepted Per Visit You can bring up to 50 aluminum, 50 glass, 50 plastic and 50 bi-metal CRV containers and request to be paid by count. Protein Drinks Also Eligible Most protein drinks are eligible for CRV refund, such as Gatorade Recover Protein Shake and the Odwalla Protein Shake. What to Tell the Attendant Inform the site attendant of your load content and how you would like to receive payment before you hand over your load. Any consumer who has been denied this right by a recycling center can file a complaint via email or call 1-800-RECYCLE. Rinse Out Before Recycling Empty and rinse out beverage containers before redeeming them for cash. Moisture and dirt contaminate the recycling. The attendant may reject a pile if it is excessively contaminated. Leave Caps Attached to the Bottles It’s okay to recycle caps and lids on plastic containers, as long as they are still attached to their original containers.