Buyback Recycling

Sell your recyclables at The Buyback!
Scales are open Tuesday through Sunday, 9 AM — 4 PM.

How do I sell my stuff at Berkeley Recycle?

First, look at the Materials Preparation page to learn how to prepare your materials. Please prepare materials before you arrive at the Buyback.

Then, take your recyclables to Second and Gilman Streets in Berkeley. Enter the Buyback from Second Street and wait in line by the stop sign. See map.

When directed by a scale aide, take your recyclables directly to the buyback scales for off-loading

Large, single material loads (bulk) will be directed to a forklift bin for off-loading.

 

Buyback Prices

Last updated 1/1/2014. All prices subject to change without notice.

Containers (by weight)

  100% CRV*   non-CRV
Aluminum cans  $1.60   10¢
Glass bottles and jars    10.4¢    1¢
#1 (PET) plastic bottles  $1.06    2¢
#2 (HDPE) plastic bottles    61.0 ¢    2¢

* CRV stands for California Redemption Value and refers to a “deposit” on containers that is paid when the container is purchased.

 

Containers (by count)

Only applies to CRV* containers less than 24 oz. more than 24 oz.
Aluminum cans 10¢
Glass bottles and jars 10¢
Bi-metal cans 10¢
#3 through #7 plastic bottles 10¢

CRV stands for California Redemption Value and refers to a “deposit” on containers that is paid when the container is purchased.

 

Other materials purchased

  per pound or ton
Scrap aluminum, aluminum foil 10¢/pound
Cardboard 5¢/pound, $100/ton
Newspaper 5¢/pound, $100/ton