A recycling center is a drop off location where you can take all your recyclable waste to be recycle and sent out to be made into something new. A recycling center is an operation certified by the Department to accept empty beverage containers and pay CRV to consumers. Recycling centers are operated by independent businesses, not the State of California. find a recycling center near you so they can dispose of your recyclables in a proper way. Some things like appliances and electronics can also be brought in to be donated if there still working. To find a nearby recycling center or drop-off donation location, just submit your entry.