Antony McAulay / Shutterstock.com Aluminum Cans Curbside Recycling Antony McAulay / Shutterstock.com Empty aluminum cans are recyclable in your curbside recycling container. Most Aluminum Cans Are Eligible for CRV You can check if an aluminum can is eligible for CRV (California Redemption Value) by looking at the top of the can. There will be a label that says “CA Redemption Value,” “California Cash Refund,” “CA CRV,” or “CA Cash Refund.” Find out where to redeem eligible beverage containers for CRV. Did You Know? The Aluminium Beverage Can Industry How Quickly Are Soda Cans Recycled? It only takes about 60 days for soda cans to make it back onto store shelves after they are recycled. How Much Energy Does Recycling Soda Cans Save? A single new soda can (made with virgin aluminum) uses the same amount of energy as twenty soda cans that are made from recycled material. Also, recycling one soda can saves enough energy to run a television for three hours.