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Deposits and redemption: Chapter 2

Written July 29th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Hoping to prevent longer waiting times, the operator of Oregon’s “Bottle Drop” redemption centers says it’s preparing for a higher volume of empties expected once the deposit on beverage containers doubles to 10 cents next April. But now I’m wondering if there is solid enough justification for the increase itself.


By the roadside, an empty bottle …

Written January 5th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

This person who threw this empty Smirnoff bottle out the window of a passing vehicle did cycists like me a favor. He — let’s say it’s more likely a man than a woman — also highlighted a failing in Oregon’s Bottle Bill.


What’s ahead on Bottle Bill

Written December 25th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

If you’ve had it with all the Christmas stuff online and elsewhere, how about something completely different? Oregon’s Bottle Bill and how it might work, or no longer work, in a year or two, for instance.


Bottle Bill: Higher deposits, but why?

Written August 3rd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s “BottleDrop” will open as scheduled, but not in time to prevent the state Bottle Bill from becoming more expensive to consumers in 2017. And the increase then may not be justified. Read on if you want to know why.


Council nixes Santiam Road ‘bottle drop’

Written February 12th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Albany stores and customers can forget about using a central bottle and can redemption center yet this year. Ignoring a unanimous recommendation by the city planning commission, the city council Wednesday agreed instead with a city staff recommendation that prevents the so-called “bottle drop” from being established in the vacant former Salvation Army thrift shop at 1224 Santiam […]


 
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