plas.gifC.R.V. Plastic

There are seven different grades of plastic included in the CRV Program. Almost all beverage containers containing juice, fruit drinks, water, and soda, are part of the program. You can determine the grade of plastic that you have by looking near the bottom of the container. Within the formed triangle, you will find a number. This number corresponds to the grade of plastic. See the section that follows below.

Effective Jan 1 CalRecycle has imposed a 100lbs limit on how much CRV cans and Plastic, and 500lbs limit on CRV glass  that can be purchased.


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Not all of the examples below are included in the CRV Program

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Plastic Bottles - Designer Water, Soda
pl2.gif HDPE
High Density
Colored Plastic Bottles - Laundry Soap, Motor Oil
Clear Plastic Bottles - Milk Jugs, Water Jugs
pl3.gif PVC
Poly Vinyl Chloride
Bottles - Dish Soap, Glass Cleaner
pl4.gif LDPE
Low Density
Bottles - Squeeze Juice Bottles, Squeezeable Mustard
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Bottles - Pancake Syrup, Yogurt Containers
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Cups, Egg Cartons
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Mixed Resins or Multiple
Layers of more than one 
resin type
Other Plastic Bottles - Some Pet Food and Juice, Syrup Bottles

Different grades must be segregated before bringing them to Bruno's. Values for CRV plastic range from 1.74 cents per pound to 69 cents per pound, dependent on the grade. A Bruno's representative will be happy to assist in grade and value determination.

Other Plastics Although the value of other plastic resins is greatly reduced, due to the lack of recycling value, there is no reason not to recycle them. Bruno's pays for all other labeled plastic resins. Please include these in your load when you visit us.


Plastic Recycling 

  • A one gallon plastic milk container that weighed 120 grams in 1960 now weighs just 65 grams.

  • The average 1992 American car contains 300 pounds of plastic made from about 60 different resins.

  • Every year, we make enough plastic film to shrink-wrap the state of Texas.
    10% of the average grocery bill pays for packaging (mostly paper and plastics) - that's more than goes to the farmers.

  • In 1993, plastics accounted for 11.5% of the U.S. municipal waste stream by weight (23.9% by volume). In 1994, plastics comprised 9.5% (by weight) of the waste stream.

  • The rate of plastic soda bottle recycling rose from 33% in 1990 to 50% in 1994.
    0.9 million tons of plastics (4.7%) were recycled in the U.S. in 1994.

  • Products made from recovered plastic bottles include drainage pipes, toys, carpet, filler for pillows and sleeping bags, and cassette casings.

Information courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency