HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


Salvation to redemption? City says no

Written February 13th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

On Wednesday, the Albany City Council voted 4-2 against a language change in the zoning code that would allow the former Salvation Army thrift store on Santiam Road S.E, to be turned into a bottle and can redemption center. Here, on Thursday, I take a look around the site of the proposal, which the council […]


Panel backs Albany ‘bottle drop’

Written January 6th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Albany could get a “bottle drop” this year if the city council goes along with a unanimous recommendation the city planning commission reached on Monday night, but the city staff does not like the location.


 
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