A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley
If you were waiting till Saturday to return your green bags of empty containers at the Albany Bottle Drop, you were out of luck.
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.
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.
Every once in a while, this is what you find when attempting to deposit bags of empties at the Albany Bottle Drop, the community’s lone redemption center on Santiam Highway: The Bottle Drop looks full.
After a visit at the Albany BottleDrop last month to drop off a couple of green bags with empties, I got to thinking about the money angle involved in that particular chore.
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.
Is anybody else having second thoughts about the way we now are supposed to return empty drink containers to get our deposit back?