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Pennsylvania Lawmaker Proposes Bottle, Can Deposit Bill

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Proposes Bottle, Can Deposit Bill

House Bill 1322 would give residents incentive to recycle their bottles and cans.

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.

Erie News has more information:

A program encouraging recycling could be making its way to Pennsylvania in the near future. Representative Wendy Ullman introduced House Bill 1322 as a way to encourage Pennsylvania residents to recycle, and reward them for doing so.

“What I am proposing to do is create a five cent beverage bottle Bill which would have a redemption process,” Rep. Ullman (D-Bucks) explains.

Under this legislation, consumers in Pennsylvania would pay a 5 cent deposit per beverage container at the retailer or distributor. But as an incentive to recycle, consumers would get that five cents per container back if they take them to a bottle redemption center. PennDOT spends more than 10 million dollars a year on litter cleanup, and Rep. Ullman says this would reduce that figure significantly.

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