Glass

Glass

  • See CURBSIDE RECYCLING in this guide - many accept glass bottles and jars
  • See DROP-OFF RECYCLING in this guide - many programs accept glass bottles and jars
     
  • Returnable Bottles: Michigan is one of 11 states with a beverage container deposit law. Only "beverage containers" require a deposit and can be redeemed. The law states under MCL Section 445.571(b) that a beverage means a “soft drink, soda water, carbonated natural mineral water, or other nonalcoholic carbonated drink; beer, ale, or other malt drink of whatever alcoholic content; or a mixed wine drink or a mixed spirit drink.” Bringing beverage containers from out of state on which no deposit was paid in Michigan for the purpose of collecting a deposit on the containers is illegal. More information about the Michigan Bottle Bill can be found by searching "Bottle Bill" at the MI Dept. of Environmental Quality website, www.michigan.gov/deq/.

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