I live in Georgia, where we are not yet required to separate our garbage (they keep telling us “it’s coming”)so everything goes into a little rolling “dumpster” whereupon once a week it is picked up by a garbage truck which compacts as it is driven. Now, we don’t have a “return deposit” offered on our empty bottles so they get taken to the dump with everything else.
I just looked on one of my bottles of Perrier and read that in the New England states, I can get a nickel back on every bottle I recycle. 1) Why only there? And 2) Why, if Georgia doesn’t have a return for deposit program, don’t they drive the bottles to where there is one and use the revenue generated for state programs? It doesn’t make sense to me to just crush them up if they can be used to make money. Am I missing something? is it cost-prohibitive to do this? What do y’all think?