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TheRealMacGyver 09-10-2019 06:08 PM

Bottle and can deposits, you guys that have these must hate it.
 
Just came back from western NY/ Buffalo for a wedding. I had to remember not to crush my cans and trash them! I really donít get how this makes sense. At 5 cents a can (some states and Canada are 10 cents) all I can think is the only one that benefits is the state. So, you pay an extra $1.20 per case. Then you bring them and they scan them to be sure you didnít bring in foreign cans from say, Florida-LOL! So someone has to manage all of that-do they get a cut? I mean how would it be worth their time. And how much, a penny? Then I guess they go to scrap at some point, or do they go back to original company that made them? Just crazy. How many of you just throw them away and say eff it? So glad we donít have that in Flori-DUH!í

ETA: wasnít drinking cans at the wedding, they were bottles! Cans were rest of trip.

Dan_F 09-10-2019 06:13 PM

Weíve had it here in Oregon since the 70s. Itís great, you never see bottles and cans on the side of the road. Down-and-out types can score a pack of smokes or a 40oz by cleaning up the Highway.

I feel sorry for you poor folk without deposits. Then again, maybe the cans and plastic bottles littering the roadside are decorative?

TheRealMacGyver 09-10-2019 06:16 PM


Originally Posted by Dan_F (Post 12917552)
Weíve had it here in Oregon since the 70s. Itís great, you never see bottles and cans on the side of the road. Down-and-out types can score a pack of smokes or a 40oz by cleaning up the Highway.

I feel sorry for you poor folk without deposits. Then again, maybe the cans and plastic bottles littering the roadside are decorative?

We have the same people cleaning them off the roads, they just take them to recycling, then buy their 40 and a pack of smokes!

Garett 09-10-2019 06:22 PM

Around here drinking and driving is alive and well...by the amount of empties on the side of the roads. Generally they are all cans.

IMPLiberty 09-10-2019 06:24 PM

I'm in NY. They allow you to count your own, place them in clear bags and hand them over. Just last week brought 445 cans/bottles. In and out in 2 minutes with my money. Sure I have to count them at home, but with a 5 and 6 year old, I make it a fun thing for them.

Dan_F 09-10-2019 06:27 PM


Originally Posted by TheRealMacGyver (Post 12917559)


We have the same people cleaning them off the roads, they just take them to recycling, then buy their 40 and a pack of smokes!

Aluminum cans are worth a couple cents, but plastic bottles arenít worth anything, are they?

sinjun 09-10-2019 06:28 PM

This is what I saw in California when I was there this summer. Homeless dig thru the trash cans looking for cans and bottles then leave the trash laying on the ground.

bugnut 09-10-2019 06:28 PM

As a little kid, I used to go bottle hunting in the early 70ís. We would get 3 cents per. Found a gallon milk bottle once and got 25 cents for it. That was the holy grail.

tartuffe 09-10-2019 06:50 PM


Originally Posted by Dan_F (Post 12917552)
Weíve had it here in Oregon since the 70s. Itís great, you never see bottles and cans on the side of the road. Down-and-out types can score a pack of smokes or a 40oz by cleaning up the Highway.

I feel sorry for you poor folk without deposits. Then again, maybe the cans and plastic bottles littering the roadside are decorative?

Meh, we may have a few bottles and cans here and there but easier to pick up than some junkie that shat their pants.

IMPLiberty 09-10-2019 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by Dan_F (Post 12917601)


Aluminum cans are worth a couple cents, but plastic bottles arenít worth anything, are they?

5 cents for 95% of the cans and bottles we have. Every once in a while we get something that we won't get anything for. I think I've seen 10 cents on a larger bottle before.

FishnDive 09-10-2019 06:55 PM

When I was a kid we would hit the new construction sites and collect the glass bottles. Sometimes I would have up to 100 bottles. When the deposit went from 2 cents to 5 cents I felt like a tycoon.

Mako 234 09-10-2019 07:00 PM

In Belize they only use bottles. They're a lot thicker than here. Bottles get returned to the beer company and they get reused.

schoolsout1 09-10-2019 07:01 PM

Kramer never could get rich on that...

GetReel 09-10-2019 07:05 PM

Its keeps my 88 yr old dad busy, and he gets beer money out of it to boot.
He really likes when I have parties :)

GaryDoug 09-10-2019 07:53 PM


Originally Posted by TheRealMacGyver (Post 12917539)
Just came back from western NY/ Buffalo for a wedding. I had to remember not to crush my cans and trash them! I really donít get how this makes sense. At 5 cents a can (some states and Canada are 10 cents) all I can think is the only one that benefits is the state. So, you pay an extra $1.20 per case. Then you bring them and they scan them to be sure you didnít bring in foreign cans from say, Florida-LOL! So someone has to manage all of that-do they get a cut? I mean how would it be worth their time. And how much, a penny? Then I guess they go to scrap at some point, or do they go back to original company that made them? Just crazy. How many of you just throw them away and say eff it? So glad we donít have that in Flori-DUH!í

ETA: wasnít drinking cans at the wedding, they were bottles! Cans were rest of trip.

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.

Aliboy 09-10-2019 08:01 PM

Question really should be why you wouldn't have the deposits. A simple and effective way of encouraging recycling of resources that will one day run out if we dont recycle. On the other side, those using the resources are paying for them to be recycled rather than lost forever as trash. That's a good thing also.

Lorne Greene 09-10-2019 08:23 PM

When I was a kid too young to work and I wanted something my parents would take me to the parks around town to collect cans and bottles.

Marky mark 09-10-2019 09:12 PM

Yep we have them in my part of Australia and I ruthlessly exploit my child labour force (two boys, 4 and 6) to gather revenue! They like putting it all through the reverse vending machine which is helpfully located in the car park of our local bar! Everyone wins except my liver!

WeeKilt 09-10-2019 09:34 PM

Recycling is nice, but donít think for a second that because YOU put it in the recycling bin it gets recycled. Many municipalities are combining the trash at the end and just dumping it. Even the Chinese donít want our trash anymore. Too much to comb through to make it worthwhile.

mystery 09-10-2019 10:23 PM

We have been doing quite a bit of cruising. I was met with resistance installing a water filtration system to make the boat water drink-able. Needless to say, most marinas do NOT recycle. We decided the least we could do was recycle. I have agreement from the other half that she will drink water from a filtration system when I install for next season. I should've just installed it this past spring. We go through a lot of water just the two of us plus K9.


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