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.


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?


Bottle Bill: More empties to return

Written January 11th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Oregon has expanded its “Bottle Bill” deposit law to include more containers, and I’ve been wondering whether the system to redeem the empties can handle the additional load.


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 […]


Take a look at new BottleDrop

Written August 20th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Here we are at the new bottle and can redemption center which the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative opened in Albany today, and Cherilyn Bertges is explaining how it works.


“BottleDrop:” Why it matters

Written June 30th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s bottle and can redemption center has an Aug. 20 target date to open for business, and “so far we are on track,”  Cherilyn Bertges of the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative says. Why should anyone care? Because sooner or later, the Oregon Bottle Bill will demand recycling of more types of beverage containers, and the […]


 
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