Recycling Information

  1. Beverage Container Recycling
  2. Curbside Recycling
  3. Miscellaneous Recycling
  4. Mixed Paper Recycling

Acceptable materials

Acceptable materials include:

  • Aluminum and bimetal cans
  • Foil (clean)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastics #1 through #7

Unacceptable materials

Unacceptable materials include:

  • Aseptic containers (juice boxes, milk cartons)
  • Ceramics
  • Drinking glasses
  • Scrap metal

California Redemption Value (CRV)

Did you know that you pay a special tax on nearly every aluminum, glass, or plastic beverage bottle you buy? The tax is called California Redemption Value (CRV) and will be returned to you when you bring your bottles and cans to CRV centers. To find CRV centers in your area visit

Buy Back Locations

Buy Back locations in Gilroy:

  1. Trinie Martin Recycling Inc.
     6310 Chestnut St.
     Gilroy CA 95020
     Ph: 408-842-2565
     This location is 2 blocks south of 10th Street on the east side of Chestnut.
  2. AMD Recycling
     150 Howson St
     Gilroy CA 95020
     This location is ½ block from the intersection of Church Street and Howson Street.

Recyclable Containers

To find out if a certain brand’s containers are recyclable visit the Bottles and Cans website. Here are some general rules on what can be returned for CRV:

  1. Beer and mineral water
  2. Carbonated mineral water
  3. Carbonated soft drinks
  4. Coffee and tea drinks
  5. Distilled spirit coolers
  6. Fruit drinks
  7. Fruit juices packed in containers less than 46 ounces
  8. Non-carbonated water
  9. Sports drink
  10. Vegetable juice in containers 16 ounces or less
  11. Wine coolers