Recycling Center

In partnership with Waste Management, OCCC operates a “buy-back” Recycling Center in Irvine where the general public can redeem their bottles and cans for cash. As a non-profit organization, we then use the Recycling Center’s proceeds to enhance and support our programs.


Please note that we only buy-back“CA CRV” containers.

What is a “CRV” container? Read this from CalRecycle.




Material Type



Containers per Segregated Pound



Refund Value Per Segregated Pound


Aluminum 30.0 $1.68
Glass 1.96 $0.105
#1 PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) 24.3 $1.32
#2 HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) 7.6 $0.59
#3 PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) 9.7 $0.48
#4 LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene) 40.8 $2.04
#5 PP (Polypropylene) 10.9 $0.55
#6 PS (Polystyrene) 100.2 $5.01
#7 Other Plastic 3.1 $0.31
Bi-metal 8.0 $0.40

OCCC Buy-Back Recycling Center


Tuesday through Saturday 10AM – 4PM


Waste Management
16122 Construction Circle East
Irvine, CA 92606
The Recycling Center is located in the parking lot