Here in Prospect CT, the Woodland high School Boys and girls soccer teams held a drive to collect cans and bottles.
The proceeds would go toward their costs of travel, etc for their games and practices.
Several groups collect recyclables a few times a year, and we always save our cans and bottles just for these drives.
With 6 months worth of empties in various oversized plastic bags, I loaded up the car and went to the parking lot of St Anthony's church in the center of town. There the volunteers gladly took all the bags and carried them to the sorting area and then into the truck .
I may have left them $10 to $15 worth of empties, but that was so much more rewarding than taking them to the store myself.
I recall too many days as a kid standing in my uniforms outside a store looking for donations of having those candy bars to sell. I know they liked this a lot more.
Helping Kids Play Soccer, Recycling Cans and Bottles . . . Pay it Forward