Can You Get Cash for Recycling Glass?


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As of 2015, 10 states have a bottle bill, a program in which individuals can receive a small refund on each glass bottle they recycle. These bills require the payment of a deposit at the time of purchase, which can then be refunded through recycling.

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Can You Get Cash for Recycling Glass?
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The deposit paid on each bottle is incorporated into the cost of each bottled beverage sold in the state so consumers do not have a choice about whether to pay it. The deposit is generally a small amount, between 5 and 10 cents. A partial or entire deposit amount can be redeemed for each bottle that is returned to a recycling center or participating retailer.

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