we have a 5 cent bottle and can deposit here

United States
March 6, 2007 8:18am CST
and I can't be bothered returning them so I give them to my niece in order for her to make some money. If you have a deposit where you live do you return them or what do you do with your cans and bottles?
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7 responses
@Newbie11 (197)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Mostly I throw my cans and bottles in dustbin as they are not very beautiful in my house. Sometimes I return them to store. Mostly I forget to return them to store and throw them in dustbin.
• United States
6 Mar 07
Ever think of making a bin just for bottles and donating to a local charity? usually they will pick them up too!
@Newbie11 (197)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Good idea, I will think of it.I really appreciate.
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@magikrose (5432)
• United States
6 Mar 07
We turn them in after we have built them up a bit. My mother-in-law gives her cans to us after a while. We usually get enough to put gas in 1 of our cars for 1 week.
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• United States
6 Mar 07
Wow! That's great! Thanks magikrose!
@eden32 (3975)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Either I return them when I go shopping or I give them to a homeless man who's always in our neighborhood. If I happen to see him looking for cans when I have a bag full, I figure he needs the dollar or two from them more than I do.
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• United States
6 Mar 07
That is sweet of you! Thanks eden32!
@jend80 (2068)
6 Mar 07
It's been years since we had a company collect their bottles and pay for them. Bottles and cans now just go out for the recycling.
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• United States
6 Mar 07
I think that would be much easier. Thanks jend80!
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Here in Minnesota we don't have a refundable deposit. But let me say the highways are strewn with pop bottles and cans. All sorts. I wished they'd get the fee here also. The main reason that sarted was to see if it helped clean up the cities and it does work. Anyhow another suggestion is if you have children send them to his school office. The schools here will take them & use the cash for school criteria just like the box-tops,can tabs, and milk bottle tops. That's it for now. Happy postings from Grandpa Bob
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
6 Mar 07
ooops. I forgot the mosr important response here. I have 2 garbage bins. One's for the recycling items. HAHAHA,I'm getting old.
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• United States
6 Mar 07
Yes Grandpa Bob it does cut down on litter very much so. That's one thing I like about it. Yes I also have 3 bins 1 for trash 1 for refundable bottles and one for glass and plastic recycables. i'm thinking about getting another one just for cardboard as we have to pay when we take our trash to the dump. We don't have garbage trucks that pick up around here. Thanks!
@MarkyB21 (1545)
6 Mar 07
We don't have the deposit scheme any more so I just drop my bottles in the bottle bank for recycling and cans go in my recycling bin at home.
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• United States
7 Mar 07
thanks markie!
• Ireland
6 Mar 07
It is a long time since we had a deposit on bottles here in Ireland and we never had a deposit on cans. Now, most stuff comes in plastic bottles and I put these in the recycling bin along with the cans. I take the glass bottles and jars to the bottle bank.
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• United States
7 Mar 07
Thanks alexandria!