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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never have been a litter bug. And, Illinois does not have a returnable bottle law.

May 30, 2024 03:37 AM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

There is not a returnable bottle law in NJ.   

May 30, 2024 03:21 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

There are recycling centers. BTW, this is such big business that semi-trucks risk hauling recyclables from one state to another to cash in. If they get caught, heavy fines.

May 30, 2024 05:16 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I am not a litter bug and have often picked up others trash. We do not have a returnable bottle law where I am.

May 30, 2024 04:36 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I don't think there is a returnable bottle law in Arizona, but I am not certain.  I hate seeing so much litter on the roads.

May 30, 2024 04:34 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We recycle those bottles and cans and have a weekly pick up by the City. 


May 30, 2024 03:55 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What Roy Kelley said.

May 30, 2024 05:16 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

The Indian on TV always taught us not to litter. We do not litter and yes we do recycle. We get taxed upfront on all bottles and cans. I do not return them, I recycle at the curb.

Keep America Beautiful 1970

May 30, 2024 08:15 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I am not a litterbug. Washington does not have a returnable bottle law, but Oregon, our neighbor to the south, does.

May 30, 2024 06:22 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I've returned bottles since I was a kid. 

May 30, 2024 06:06 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am Not one.

Bottle laws dont really work, other than being another useless agency that costs the consumers millions.

Better to have good education combined with strong anti littering laws.

May 30, 2024 05:58 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Like Roy Kelley we have a weekly pickup of bottles, cans and other recyclable stuff.

I can remember throwing something out a car window from the back seat when I was a child and my mother turning around and sternly saying, "Don't be a litterbug!"

May 30, 2024 07:14 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Don't get me started. AZ is not huge on recycling and my area is very limited. We used to be able to go to City Hall and they had bins for recyclables, they stopped that with Covid and it did not come back. We can go to nearby towns who do have recycling for bottles and cans. Also CA is 10 miles away and they ARE big on recycling.

May 30, 2024 06:42 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services


I am not a litterbug. I pick up a lot of litter and throw it away. 

Return Bottle Law?  No.

We are encouraged to recycle.  Given that we pay for bags to put our groceries in and a fee for bottles, money can be made back by taking it to a recycling center.  I do not do that - I let the billion-dollar trash industry capitalize on it. 

May 30, 2024 02:47 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

No one taught me how to be a litterbug, but my parents taught me not to litter. We have refillable water bottles and travel coffee mugs. We recycle as well. 

May 30, 2024 10:35 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Oregon started the bottle bill law. And we are now at 10 cents.

May 30, 2024 09:30 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

What do you mean by returnable bottle law?  We have a tax on all bottles sold towards recycling.  Is that what you mean?

May 30, 2024 08:27 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Regretfully there is no returnable bottle law in North Dakota Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 .


I began to HATE litter at the age of 15 when I was a Porter at our local Holiday Inn in Moorhead MN. Especially smokers who tossed their butts anywhere. Even today when smoking is looked down upon I am constantly finding butts along my sidewalk and in the yard next to it.


I wish the police would enforce litter laws but what police officer wants to spend their time doing so with the drug epidemic going on.

May 30, 2024 07:01 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

As of 2023 only ten (10) states have a bottle bill law: California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Oregon, and Vermont.

May 30, 2024 04:33 PM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

no one taught me to be a litter bug and I ain't one, we do not have a returnable bottle law in my locality, recycling is widely available but some refuse carriers have discontinued pick up in the suburbs, but I still recycle at area depositories, and compost as well.

May 30, 2024 03:36 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

Oh gosh, I remember that one. TN had some good PSA commercials. 

It seems like people are littering more around here. 

May 30, 2024 03:00 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

no return bottle law in Pennsylvania 

I do like the Indian Video from 1970 

May 30, 2024 03:00 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

In Connecticut, on Jan. 1, 2024, the deposit amount doubled to 10 cents.There are always people lined up at receptacles putting in their empties. Guess it adds up. 

Jun 02, 2024 05:22 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Our county gives us recycle bins and picks up weekly. Personally I liked when I was a kid and all soda came in glass bottles with real sugar and you could return them for a nickel or dime. I use to pick them up everywhere and return them to buy Baseball cards.

May 31, 2024 04:43 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

No law here, and I don't litter.

May 31, 2024 10:55 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

No law here in Charlotte but, we have bi-weekly recycling pick-up for all recyclables, including bottles.

May 30, 2024 09:24 PM