It's interesting that other states can recycle without a problem. I moved from Maine where we make a $.05 cent deposit (more on liquor) on all bottles/cans, and presto changeo... no one in Maine (ok - rarely I can say) thinks about throwing away bottles and cans. Better yet, if they don't want to throw it IN the trash, and can't take it home where people have separate trash cans for bottles in homes/sheds/garages, etc. we usually put them beside where homeless people (I never lived more than 5 miles from a grocery store) would return them themselves.
If you don't have city pick up, like a condo or apartment, you have to really look into where/how to recycle! I haven't even found a dump around town... and at home, I knew I could always bring everything there and put things in their separate areas. So I've been throwing bottles away. Luckily, I've stopped because I found a drop off place on my way to work, but learned that through a coworker.
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