FAQ


Allow 1-2 weeks for a BottleRocket bin to be delivered to your home.

The mini bin is placed inside your home, while the larger deluxe bin should be placed in a covered environment to ensure longevity (garage or patio).

Now you are set to get started recycling bottles and cans at home!

Currently BottleRocket only accepts California Refund Value (CRV) bottles and cans. Look for the CRV or CA CASH REFUND tag on the container to ensure that the beverage is the proper type of material; examples of CRV containers are: soda cans, water bottles, and glass beverages.

Please note: Non-CRV items are not redeemable for refund and will result in a additional service charge if found in the bin; examples of non-CRV items include: milk jugs, plastic cups, soap bottles, cardboard, and paper.

Please be sure to empty all fluids out of your containers before placing them in the bin!

When your bin is full, you can schedule a pickup in three ways:

1. Simply text "Pickup" to (949) 407-9894
2. Schedule a pickup online with your BottleRocket Account
3. Call us directly (leave us a message if after hours)

A service representative will schedule your pickup for a preset day that week and send you a confirmation!

Please leave your full BottleRocket bin outside the front door or garage of your home where it can be visibly seen by the driver. Extra CRV recycling is also accepted in separate bags.

Our driver will collect along a route and reach your residence between 9:30am - 7:00pm of your scheduled Pickup Day and collect your recycling.

*Note: A bin that is not visible could result in a failed pick up and would result in a later pick up date.

Please allow 1-3 business days for your material to be processed. During this time, the driver will take your material to our partner recycling center to sustainably process and redeem the bottles and cans on your behalf.

Once your recyclables are processed, your Rewards are automatically added to your Account. Log on to your account at www.bottlerocketrecycle.com by pressing “Existing User”. Then, go to “Rewards” to redeem your current points balance.

You can receive cash payment via Paypal, Venmo, or Debit/Checking account (2-3 business days) or mailed by check (10-14 business days).

Want to donate your earnings? You can also choose to donate your Rewards to any of our 5 partner charities!

BottleRocket’s Rewards system is a simple to use program that that makes recycling fun and simple for you to earn!

Whether you have the mini bin set or big bin set, collecting is the SAME!

*Our service fee is 50% of the total CRV earnings your bottles and cans are redeemed for at a local recycling center. Service fee is subject to change due to state and market rates.

*Please note: Minimum recycling amounts are required to be collected based on your location.

Any additional material can also be set next to your bin and will be collected and redeemed for you!

**Non-CRV material placed in bin cannot be counted towards the Reward amount.

Breakdown

Bins Size Credit
1 full Mini bin 1.5 cubic ft [40 bottles and cans] $1.00 ea pickup
1 full Deluxe bin 7.5 cubic ft [200 bottles and cans] $5.00 ea pickup

More than 1 bin full?

We pay the same rate for extra material too! Purchase additional bins OR use your own bags to collect.

Note: *Bins must be completely full up to the fill line to receive full Reward value.

We are still a growing company so we only have the current infrastructure to service residential communities. We might not have yet landed in your area, but we can’t wait to have you on board as Bottle Rocketeers!

Here is a list of the zipcodes we currently operate:

  • 92701
  • 92705
  • 92706
  • 92780
  • 92856
  • 92857
  • 92859
  • 92861
  • 92863
  • 92864
  • 92865
  • 92866
  • 92867
  • 92868
  • 92869

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