Got bottles and cans to recycle? Take them down to a redemption center. There, you can exchange your used plastic water bottles and aluminum soda cans for cash. Bring a whole bunch and get more money. Distributors pay into the system, which then refunds the money, usually five-cent deposit, back to the consumer. This goes for glass, plastic, and aluminum beer and soda cans. Wine bottles are sometimes excluded. Consider these aspects when heading to a redemption center.
How do I know which products are recyclable at my local bottles and cans redemption center wholesaler?
Any plastic bottle, aluminum can, or glass beverage bottle you buy at the store that features the deposit details on the top or side is redeemable, but only in certain states. You’ll see the states that participate in the refund stamped in the same location. If it has a recycle symbol on the bottle or can, you know you can bring it in to your local redemption center. You can still recycle bottles and cans in your town or city if you don’t qualify for a refund.
Do I get my cash back right away?
Redemption centers typically refund a consumer’s money right away upon recycling. Workers sort and count your contribution, total it up, and hand over the cash. Many states pay based on count, rather than weight. However, there may be a cap on how many beverage bottles and cans you can bring it at one time, so check with the individual redemption center.
Find out where your local centers are located.
Many city and town websites have sections where you can enter in your zip code and find the nearest recycling center or bottle and can redemption wholesaler. Be sure to call ahead and get the hours of operation.