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Frequently asked questions

Do you recycle appliances? Washer and Dryers?

Yes, we accept all appliances including washers, dryers, dishwasers, televisions, computers and AC units.

Do you accept aluminum cans?

Yes, we accept all CRV beverages.

Do you buy iron?

Yes, we buy all metals.

Do you accept bales of cardboard?


What about a satellite dishes and tripod?

If it is made of metal, we will buy it from you.

Do you take light metals?

Yes, we accepts all metals.

Do you take plastic detergent containers?

Do you accept old carpenter tools?

Do you recycle flat screen tv and window ac?

Yes, we accept these applicances.

Do you recycle tin cans here?

Yes, we accept all metals.

Does McCoy Recycling buy aluminum cans and plastic bottles?


Do you take batteries?


What is California Refund Value?

California Refund Value (CRV) is the amount paid by consumers at the checkout stand and paid back to consumers when they recycle eligible aluminum, plastic, glass and bi-metal beverage containers at certified recycling centers. The minimum refund value established for each type of eligible beverage container is 5 cents for each container under 24 ounces and 10 cents for each container 24 ounces or greater. Learn More at www.calrecycle.ca.gov/

What happens if I remove the labels from my containers?

One of the requirements for a container to be eligible for CRV payment is that the container is labeled with the CRV message. For plastic and glass containers, this messaging will be included on the label. If you remove the label, the container has no refund value and is not eligible for CRV payment. Learn More at www.calrecycle.ca.gov/

Do I need to separate my beverage containers by material type?

It would be in your best interest to have your CRV load pre-sorted before arriving at the recycling center. Generally speaking, it will save you time spent at the recycling center. Also, attendants typically pay the minimum per pound rate based on the material type. Therefore, since your load will already be separated by material type the recycling center can quickly weigh your material and calculate proper payment based on the material type. And if your intent is to request payment based on count, pre-sorting will make it easier for the attendant to count your material. Learn More at www.calrecycle.ca.gov/

Can I get CRV for beverage containers brought in from other states or countries?

Can I get CRV for beverage containers brought in from other states or countries? No, out-of-state material is not eligible for California Refund Value. Consumers and others may only claim CRV for aluminum, glass and plastic beverage containers that were sold in California. Learn More at www.calrecycle.ca.gov/

What are the rules regarding being paid on a per-container basis?

California law allows you the option of being paid based on count instead of weight for up to 50 empty beverage containers of each material type. This means you can bring your CRV load and request to receive payment on a per-container basis verses having your containers weighed. Recycling centers are required to comply with this rule, found in the California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Chapter 5, Section 2535(b), and thus pay you the full CRV redemption of 5 cents or 10 cents on each container for up to 50 containers of each material type delivered. Just be sure that you inform the site attendant of your load content and how you would like to receive payment before you hand over your load. Learn More at www.calrecycle.ca.gov/

Can I be paid on a per-container basis for more than 50 containers?

If you’re recycling more than 50 containers of any one material type, the decision to pay by count or weight is under the authority of the recycling center operator. Learn More at www.calrecycle.ca.gov/

How can kids get involved in recycling?

Kids can definitely recycle too! Put them in charge of making sure recyclables end up in the curbside bin. Or have them sort the bottles and cans consumed at your house, and give them a portion of the refunds you get at your local recycling center. One more way for kids to get in on recycling is to encourage their schools to start a recycling program. It’s a great way to raise money! Learn More at www.calrecycle.ca.gov/