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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The deposit, the whole deposit, and nothing but the deposit

Posted on Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 4:05 PM

I buy a 12 pack of water on sale for $2 at a big grocery store. It costs $3.20 because I have to pay the 10 cent bottle deposit on each bottle.

Then, when I go to the recycle place, they give me 60 cents for my 12 bottles - that's HALF of what I paid for the deposit. AND they won't take certain beverage containers for refund at ALL, but I still have to pay 10 cent deposit.

What the hell is up with that? Where can I get my whole 10 cents? Why do they charge me 5 cents to recycle? Why do they charge a deposit on some containers that you can't get even half of it back on?

I mean it's better than getting nothing by blue bagging them, but still, where do they get off?

I want my damned $

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