Burbank’s Recycling Center Buy-Back Program Resumes

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The Burbank Recycling Center has announced that it will resume its beverage container buy-back operations at the 500 Flower Street facility beginning Monday, November 12, 2012.

Burrtec Waste Industries Inc., the City of Burbank’s contract operator of the Recycle Center, received its recycle center and processor certifications from CalRecycle (Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery) on November 1, 2012.

The certifications will allow Burrtec to redeem California Refund Value (CRV) for beverage containers brought to the center. CRV is $.05 for each eligible beverage container less than 24 ounces, and $.10 for each container 24 ounces or greater.

“This is great news for local residents who have supported the City’s recycling program since 1984, and especially the thousands of people who redeem bottles and cans,” says Kreigh Hampel, the City’s Recycling Coordinator. “People called every day to ask when we’d be able to reopen the buy-back center.  We are happy to spread this good news.”

Reopening the buy-back operations at the Recycle Center will relieve some of the pressure on the only other buy-back facility in Burbank, which is located in the Ralph’s parking lot at 1100 North San Fernando Boulevard.