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Old 11-13-2007, 10:16 PM   #1
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Where's the best place to do this? Anyone ever done it? Am I out of my mind?

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Old 11-13-2007, 10:21 PM   #2
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You are not crazy, I actually used to do the same thing. We have recycling day in my neighborhood, and I used to go out before the bums and pull out the usable bottles from the recycling bins. Some of my neighbors even saved bottles for me.

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Old 11-13-2007, 10:25 PM   #3
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I tried to get a few bars to give me bottles but the vast majority were BMC and screw offs. Your best bet is probably your neighbors recycle bins.

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Old 11-13-2007, 10:28 PM   #4
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Our Kroger has recyling dumpsters behind it and the glass one is always full of beer bottles.

You could also try going to a local bar and sitting down and having a few beers and just ask the bartender to hold any pop off bottles to the side for you while you enjoy your beers. then just leave him a decent tip for the favor....

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Old 11-13-2007, 10:32 PM   #5
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i have my local recycling centre hold certain bottles for me and they sell it to me for next to nothing. not free, but its easier than getting up earlier than the bums...

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Old 11-13-2007, 10:44 PM   #6
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I've been d-diving for bottles for years..........every time we get within five miles of the recycling place, I've gotta make a bottle run. SWMBO rolls her eyes, and my basement's full. The price is extremely right!

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Old 11-13-2007, 10:49 PM   #7
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20-Pack of Schlafly (local micro brew) pale ale on sale for $15.99.

I gave up on trying to clean cigarette butts out of slimy beer bottles a long time ago.

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20-Pack of Schlafly (local micro brew) pale ale on sale for $15.99.

I gave up on trying to clean cigarette butts out of slimy beer bottles a long time ago.
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I looked at grabbing a bunch of bottles from some bar bins but between all the twist-tops and general grossness of the bottles, I would much rather empty 'em myself.

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I looked at grabbing a bunch of bottles from some bar bins but between all the twist-tops and general grossness of the bottles, I would much rather empty 'em myself.
I see some full ones back there on the left…

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I'd rather pay extra for brand new bottles than clean a bunch of ash tray bottles. When friends offer me empties for my brewing, I always ask if any of them are ash trays before I accept them.

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