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Old 04-11-2013, 10:32 AM   #131
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Lots of wine drinkers in my condo complex, and I find bottles outside my door on a frequent basis. I hand out 'samples' to those same folks, so there is a circle of exchange. :-)

I do pull Carlo Rossi jugs and the occasional 750ml from the dumpster, and have never heard 'boo' from anyone.


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Old 04-11-2013, 11:35 PM   #132
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I put a dishwasher be the road once, it worked fine, we just upgraded the one we had. It sat for about a week and no one picked it up. I put a for sale sign on it, and it was stolen that night.


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Old 04-13-2013, 01:00 AM   #133
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I put a dishwasher be the road once, it worked fine, we just upgraded the one we had. It sat for about a week and no one picked it up. I put a for sale sign on it, and it was stolen that night.
Did this with a dryer that quit working. I couldn't believe nobody would take it with a sign that said free, but I put a $100 sign on it and it magically disappeared.
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:03 PM   #134
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Did this with a dryer that quit working. I couldn't believe nobody would take it with a sign that said free, but I put a $100 sign on it and it magically disappeared.
What a terrible story.
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:23 PM   #135
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Well... I'm not going to read through 14 pages of posts, but I live in Katy

Are you trying to tell me something? LOL

Can't be me cause I NEVER throw out non-thread cap style bottles, I'm a bottle whore.... if I bring 4 or 5 quarts to a gathering (that's primarily what I bottle in), I'm leaving with 4-5 empty quart bottles.

Oh... as far as taking bottles out of neighbor's recycle bin... I equate that to sticking a piece of furniture outside to be picked up by the heavy trash day truck. Either the truck gets it or someone hauls it off before the trash truck. Fair game once it goes to the curb
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:02 PM   #136
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In NYC I would be amazed if a single bottle that can be returned for ends up in the recycling companies trucks. There are people with full shopping carts that dig through the trash.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:28 PM   #137
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For my 2p on the matter every other week or so my Girlfriend comes back from uni with a few bags full of empties that she's collected for me from the folks down the road she stays on, doesn't ask, just goes on "drunken 3am hunting trips". and she hasn't had any issues yet!

Then she's annoyed when i go and feel the need to fill these bottles asap and brew, again!

But i shouldn't complain, in the only one benefitting from this arrangement! all of the reward, none of the hassle!


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