Cans and bottles pile up while returnable policy remains frozen during pandemic

Hundreds of millions of empty cans and bottles are piling up in garages across the state waiting to be returned.

Recycling not considered essential — and most recycling centers have been closed from the Stay at Home Order.  Those 10 cent deposits might not seem like a lot but right now have added up to millions of dollars, basically just sitting there until people are once again allowed to recycle their cans and bottles.

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