Two lawmakers are proposing a Recycling Refund for Minnesota. It would make every pop can and water bottle worth 10 cents, and it would dramatically increase the amount of recycling in our state. Here’s how it works.
Its Convenient…If you use curbside recycling right now, you don’t have to change a thing. The company that takes your recyclables will be able to cash in the deposit, reducing the costs of waste disposal for you and your community. If you don’t use curbside, or you want to return your bottles and cans for cash, reverse vending machines will make redeeming simple at your local supermarket or convenience store.
It is common sense conservation….and it works!
With our curbside programs, Minnesota residents only recycle 35% of beverage containers. Adding the Recycling Refund as an option for consumers will more than double our recycling rate. More recycling means less litter in our lakes and rivers and less trash on our roadsides. And it saves energy. In fact, recycling aluminum cans uses 95% less energy than manufacturing new cans.
Find out more and help make it happen by visitingwww.RecyclingRefund.org.