My View: Bottle return hassles hinder recycling

We need a location where all bottles (or at least all bottles sold in Oregon) are accepted, or, if bottles continue to be rejected, a location where designated staff are available to hand-count unlimited quantities of rejected bottles

This April, Oregon raised the statewide bottle deposit from 5 to 10 cents in hopes of encouraging consumers to recycle. Redemption rates calculated by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission fell from about 71 percent in 2012-13 to 68.3 percent in 2014 and 64.5 percent in 2015.

Source: Pamplin Media Group – My View: Bottle return hassles hinder recycling