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Old 09-11-2019, 03:32 PM
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Just an added tax for the priveledge of living here, one of many taxes we endure.

I toss em, hopefully someone gets the nickels. FWIW, it is a royal pain to save and turn in. $10 worth will fill up a construction garbage bag and take quite a while to feed in the return machines. A lot of work for a few bucks.
Old 09-11-2019, 03:35 PM
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Seems like a good way to teach children some responsibility. Make it their job to save up the cans and bottles and let them go to the place to collect the money.
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Originally Posted by simeoncoleman View Post
So you're pissed that Floridian's don't know how other states operate?
No, that they don't understand the concept of reducing trash in waterways and side of road.
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Had a few older men back in our college days that would go around and pass out their number. You give them a call and the next morning they would come by and pick up the empty cans. It got to the point we would take the extra effort to make sure we had bags just for cans. You knew it was a good party if you filled up their pickup truck.
Old 09-12-2019, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by rickboat View Post
No, that they don't understand the concept of reducing trash in waterways and side of road.
Hey Sparky, if I am clueless, you are an asswagon. No, actually you are an asswagon anyhow!

I really donít believe roadside trash is any different in either case. You can believe that, but I donít. My point was mainly that it seems like a real PIA for a nickel. I throw my recycling into bins and put it to the curb like my garbage. I just canít imagine dragging that stuff to a store to get a few bucks. Waste of time and gas. But you didnít get all that, probably because you are clueless. LOL
Old 09-12-2019, 04:41 AM
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10 cents in MI. It sucks paying extra, then you have the pleasure of driving and tossing them in a store's disgusting recycle machine one can/bottle at a time with a barcode that has to go green before you can put the next one in. Then if your shoes are't stuck to the floor after that, take your ticket, walk and wait in line at the customer service desk with the meth heads cashing in lotto tickets and buying more lotto tickets and smokes.
Old 09-12-2019, 05:36 AM
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I'll be damned if I'd stand in line to return bottles and cans for a few cents each. If they levy that tax here in Florida, everything I used to recycle will go in the landfill.
Old 09-12-2019, 07:35 AM
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Florida used to have a bottle deposit.
When I was a kid I picked them up and turned them for extra fishin money on the beach.
Old 09-12-2019, 07:56 AM
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TN has no deposit...I tried the recycling thing but was a pain. I learned that the animal shelter has a huge dumpster to dump cans and when full they are cashed in and funds go to the shelter. Makes me full better, like I'm doing good twice.
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We have 3 recycle bins in our garage, one for paper/cardboard, one for plastics, and one for metal & glass. It was not difficult to add one for returnables. On garbage day, we generally only have one small garbage bag to put out, as the rest is in recycling bins.

When our daughter was born, we started saving the money from bottle returns. We return them every week, and it's usually around $9 or $10. The money gets stuffed in her piggy bank. Every once in a while, the piggy bank gets emptied and the money is deposited into an account for her. She's now a freshman in high school, and that account now has over $7000 dollars in it. That's a lot of nickels!
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Originally Posted by Takes Prizoners View Post
first saw this on a ski trip. Walked into the local grocery store and there was a line of people waiting to deposit their cans and bottles. On the way out, we asked one of the people what it was and that person broke it down for us. We decided to stash our empties to cash in before we left..........paid for a tank of fuel to go get home
I'm sure you know they were giving you back your own money. Kind of like getting an income tax refund.
Old 09-12-2019, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by 4/0 View Post
Florida used to have a bottle deposit.
When I was a kid I picked them up and turned them for extra fishin money on the beach.
A long time ago when I was a kid, collecting nickels were worthwhile. Not so much anymore for kids.

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Where I live in upstate NY we have centers that will give you back 6 1/2 cents per can/bottle. Sure it isnít much but I pay five cents each one when I buy and get 6 1/2 back when I recycle it to them. I make 1 1/2 cents each bottle, the place is on my way into town and takes no time at all. I rinse each can/bottle after drinking so I save up around 200 and drop them off. If theyíre pre counted you just walk over drop them at the door, tell the person how many you have, they write a ticket, take in store, talk to friendly staff and walk out with money. Heck they give a card thing where every ten trips with 200 plus the eleventh trip they give you 7 cents for the first 200 you bring on that trip.

Never realized how nasty it can get not separating and recycling till my ex moved to PA where they do almost none of it. Go to my kids school functions and look at the garbages full of stuff I donít throw out. Just looks so much nastier and the garbage cans fill up so much faster. Guess maybe Iím just so used to the recycling.
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Originally Posted by GaryDoug View Post
I wish we had bottle and can deposits in Florida. I am one of the very few responsible people here who recycles them but gets nothing back. No way am I just throwing them in the trash.
Cans get recycled but plastic bottles usually end up in a land fill or the incinerator in Florida. There is just not enough market for them to justify trucking them 1000 miles. That is true almost everywhere now that China won't take them.

BTW as for "scanning" the empties, I buy stuff here in Florida with the Michigan and New York label on them. Some of my Michigan neighbors do that Kramer thing and fill their RV with empties to defray their gas cost on their way home in the spring. They raid the recycle bins..
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:46 PM
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The scanning thing does bring up an interesting conundrum. If only cans and bottles with legible bar codes are eligible for the bounty, why would anyone pick up anything that isn't? I thought this was about litter. I am not sure I ever picked up a bottle out of the water with a label on it, unless it just fell in. We pick up ALL the trash, not just pristine cans and bottles,.
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