HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

The Bottle Bill at the time of Covid-19

Written September 4th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The covid catastrophe has made many things in Albany more complicated, and that includes the operation of the state’s system of bottle deposits and returns.


Returning empties during Days of Corona

Written April 21st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Governor Brown’s “stay home, save lives” executive order, in effect since March 23, does not mention Oregon Bottle Bill redemption centers. Lots of people may see the general coronavirus shutdown as a good time to gather up all those empties and turn them in.


Second thoughts on returning empties

Written October 3rd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Is anybody else having second thoughts about the way we now are supposed to return empty drink containers to get our deposit back?


Bottle Bill: A deadline on old cans

Written September 17th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

So how do you like Oregon’s Bottle Bill now? Now, that the law covers so many more beverages in addition to water, soft drinks and beer?


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.


Expect longer wait as deposit doubles

Written July 22nd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

The place was busy, so there was a bit of a wait Friday for people returning their empties at the Albany redemption center run by the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative. Chances are the waits will be more frequent and longer after next April, when the deposit under Oregon’s Bottle Bill doubles from a nickel to […]


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.


 
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