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Old 05-21-2007, 09:08 PM   #11
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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!

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Old 05-21-2007, 09:25 PM   #12
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You could always just fill them with beer. Alternately, if they're not twist-offs you could bring them to my house, I'm usually in need of bottles.

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Old 05-21-2007, 09:28 PM   #13
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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!
they have recycling centers in ca that pay for them.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:29 PM   #14
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hmmm....

would there be a market for clean bottles with the lables removed for cheap + shipping?

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Old 05-21-2007, 09:34 PM   #15
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I'd never pay to have bottles shipped; it costs more than the bottles are worth. You might be able to sell them locally (Craigslist) for $5 - $10 a case (cleaned), but shipping empty bottles? Nah.

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Yeah, bottles are mucho expensive to ship because of their weight and size (size mostly). Any decent amount of bottles is going to cost a lot to get transported until you start getting into freight-sized shipments. Craigslist is your best bet. Actually, filling them with beer is your best bet, but Craigslist is a very close second.

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