Sell your recyclables at The Buyback!
Scales are open Monday through Saturday, 9 AM — 4 PM.
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.
Last updated 01/01/2017. All prices subject to change without notice.
Containers (by weight)
|Glass bottles and jars||10.3¢||1¢|
|#1 (PET) plastic bottles||$1.20||2¢|
|#2 (HDPE) plastic bottles||55.0 ¢||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.|
|Glass bottles and jars||5¢||10¢|
|#3 through #7 plastic bottles||5¢||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|
|Mixed Paper||2.5¢/pound, $50/ton|