Who will take our bottles?
April 6, 2007 1:44 PM Subscribe
How to find someone who wants our returnable bottles?
posted by Oriole Adams to grab bag (16 answers total)
We have about a dozen garbage bags full of empy pop bottles/cans (worth 10 cents each). Mr. Adams and I don't have the time to haul them to the store and pump them into the return machines. We'd like to find a way of giving these returnables to someone who needs the cash. But we'd prefer that whomever wants the bottles could stop by and collect the sacks, rather than us delivering them. It would be nice if a charity like the Salvation Army or Goodwill would take them, but all told, despite the bulk of all the bags, the total amount would probably be only about $25, and I don't know if that's worth a major charity's trouble. I know a lot of homeless folks collect bottles and return them, and I'd love to see these bottles go to a good use such as that (even if someone uses the cash to buy a pack of cigarettes or whatever), but how to do it? If we leave them at the curb, I fear that the garbage truck will just toss them in with the rest of the trash.
Any suggestions on how to get these empties into someone's hands who needs them, without a ton of effort on our part?