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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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 […]


Albany to get its “BottleDrop”

Written June 4th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

An ad by the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative in the University of Oregon’s magazine made me wonder whatever happened to the plans for a central redemption center in Albany. So I asked, and the news is that Albany will get one, probably by the end of August.


In support of bottle redemption center

Written December 1st, 2013 by Hasso Hering

If the Albany planning staff has its way, there won’t be a Bottle Bill redemption center where the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative wants to put one. So let’s hope the staff’s reservations can be overcome.


A “bottle bill” redemption center? Make it quick!

Written November 13th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

If you’re tired of having to wait your turn at the bottle-return stations of Albany supermarkets, you will welcome a proposal to establish a central redemption center of the kind already operating elsewhere in Oregon. The Salvation Army has asked the city to allow a “bottle bill” recycling center at the former and long-vacant Salvation Army thrift store […]


 
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