Derek wrote:My local is one of those shitty wall-of-label stores. I've played the "do you have this" game too many times. Now I just take the money and run.
It's sad that our society has to impose a deposit in order to have it recycled. It was so much easier just putting them out with the recycling (and probably more environmentally friendly 'cause I wasn't burning gas on the way to TBS). But it could be worse... BC residents pay a deposit on all drink containers.
Yes, they do in BC, but it also provides a revenue stream for the homeless by doing so. They don't have on-street recycling bins in BC, just metal cup holders welded onto the garbage cans, you put your empty pop bottle/juice bottle in it, and within minutes it is gone to someone who needs the dime a heck of a lot more than you do.
As for TBS and returns... I take the money and run, and my returns are normally in the $15-20 range by the time our kitchen can't take any more bottles of various sizes. As usual on my most recent trip a couple of weeks back, they took all my out of country bottles, and refused to pay out Southern Tier bottles actually bought in Ontario. Go Figure.