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.

When the Bottle Drop looks full, push

Written April 10th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

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.

BottleDrop’s green bags: The money angle

Written March 2nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

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 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?

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