Scrap Monster
Vulcan
Vulcan
Waste & Recycling October 22, 2019 01:30:20 AM

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Proposes Bottle, Can Deposit Bill

Waste Advantage
ScrapMonster Contributor
Under House Bill 1322, consumers in Pennsylvania would pay a 5-cent deposit per beverage container at the retailer or distributor.

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Proposes Bottle, Can Deposit Bill

SEATTLE (Waste 360):  Pennsylvania Rep. Wendy Ullman has introduced a bill that would encourage residents in the state to recycle and reward them for doing so.

Under House Bill 1322, consumers in Pennsylvania would pay a 5-cent deposit per beverage container at the retailer or distributor. As an incentive to recycle, consumers would get that 5 cents per container back if they take them to a bottle redemption center.

However, Erie News Now reports that if consumers don’t return their glass or plastic bottles and/or aluminum cans, the 5-cent deposit they paid per container would be claimed by the state and put into the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund.

Courtesy: www.waste360.com

SM Newsletter
Subscribe to SM mailing list and get updates to your inbox
Facebook Twitter Linkedin