Most ready-to-drink beverages purchased in glass containers are part of the CRV program. Bruno's requires that the lids be removed from the glass containers. Redemption value on glass is currently 8.1 cents per pound. It is important that glass bottles be sorted by color.

At this time Bruno's does not accept Non-CRV glass, such as jars, lightbulbs, window glass, or mirrors.

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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Glass Recycling

  • 41 billion glass containers were produced in the U.S. in 1992.

  • Glass containers are 64% clear, 23% brown, and 13% green.

  • All glass food and beverage containers can be recycled.

  • Recycling a glass jar saves enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for four hours.

  • All newly purchased glass food jars contain at least 35% recycled glass.

  • In 1994, approximately 13.3 million tons of glass waste was generated in the U.S. Food and beverage containers made up 91% of this amount: the remainder came from products like cookware and glassware, home furnishings, and plate glass.

  • Glass constituted 6.3% of the U.S. municipal solid waste stream in 1994.

  • About 25.8% of all glass food and beverage containers were recycled in 1994. Glass had an overall recovery rate of 23.4% that same year.

  • Most of the glass recovered in the U.S. is used in new glass containers. A portion is also used in fiberglass and "glasphalt" for highway construction.

Information courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency