HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Out of luck at the Albany Bottle Drop

Written September 16th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

If you were waiting till Saturday to return your green bags of empty containers at the Albany Bottle Drop, you were out of luck.


Bottle Drop follow: Look up and smile

Written January 5th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Following up on last week’s story about the Albany Bottle Drop, and more generally about the Oregon Bottle Bill, there’s something I’d like to amend.


A challenge to the bottle cooperative

Written May 14th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The photo above reinforces my contention that one Bottle Drop in Albany is not enough for the demand being put on it by people trying to live up to Oregon’s bottle-and-can-deposit law.


At 50 years old, what the Bottle Bill needs

Written July 12th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Whether you remembered it or not, this year is the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Oregon Bottle Bill. And if the Albany Bottle Drop is any indication, Oregon’s deposit-and-redemption program for bottles and cans needs an upgrade.


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?


 
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