Recycling centers don't pay for bottles- some even charge for drop offs! The deposit you pay is to the retail store who sells you the beer/pop whatever. That's where you get your deposit back.
If I recycle bottles (and I do if I have Wisconsin bottles) or if no one around here takes those weird ones, we take them to the recycling center. They'd laugh in my face if I asked for the deposit back!
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006