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Bottle Return Bill Considered

Filed by Michael Cross in Feature, Local News, News, Politics.
October 25, 2011

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A state lawmaker is putting together a bill for next session which would create a bottle return program in Oklahoma.

A bill by Representative Mark McCullough would add five-cents to any bottle which could then be redeemed at a distribution center.

The Sapulpa Republican says the program reduces litter, creates jobs at the distribution centers and helps the state coffers.

“It’s not a burden to the tax payer, you actually have a well that you can draw off of and put back into the general fund for other uses, plus anyone that wants to could redeem it and get their money back.”

He says convenience stores would not be mandated to become distribution centers and would not be a government run program.

Opponents say it costs too much money and doesn’t increase recycling in the ten states with current bottle bills.

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