Frequently Asked Questions About Bottle and Can Return
How much money will I get back for each bottle or can I turn in?
You will receive the full 5 cent redemption listed on the bottle or can.
Is there any limit to the number of bottles or cans I can redeem at one time?
What happens to the bottles and cans I turn in?
They are returned to the manufacturers of the containers, who re-use them to make new containers.
So is this recycling?
We do not directly recycle the containers you turn in to us, but when you redeem bottles and cans you help reduce the amount of refuse in landfills and roadside litter, which is a very good thing.
How long do I have to wait for my money?
We'll pay you instant cash on on the spot. However, if you're participating in a can drive for a non-profit organization, we'll re-check for any bottles and cans that are not eligible for a refund after you leave, then mail you a check or let you know when you can pick it up. Businesses will receive a redemption check once a month.
Do I need to count my bottles and cans before I bring them in?
No, but if we're busy with other customers it may speed your processing and payment if you've counted them in advance.
How should I bring them in?
Please separate plastics, cans and glass bottles. You do not need to sort them by brand or flavor. Cans and plastics must be in separate bags. Cans can also be brought back in their original cartons. For your own safety and ours, be sure to put all glass bottles in a box.
How do I know what I can and can not redeem for cash?
We can pay only for carbonated beverage containers. There is no deposit for containers for water, iced tea, lemonade. Please take these containers to a recycling center. We regret we are not able to dispose of them for you. Remember: "no bubbles, no nickel!" We also have additional guidelines to help you.
Do bottles need to be rinsed out first?
Should plastic bottles have their original caps on?
It doesn't matter.