returnables

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The break is over: Any Michigan retailer selling cans or bottles with 10-cent deposits must accept them. 

The state in June began reinstating the collection of returnables, first at large grocery stores that have machines. Now the state says any store must take cans and bottles and redeem the deposits.

Because of the coronavirus, consumers were prohibited from returning cans and bottles for weeks, starting in March.

The state said stores can limit the number of hours for returns. Deposit refunds also can be capped at $25 per day.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   People looking to get rid of returnable bottles and cans that have been piling up will have more options starting in a couple of weeks.

Starting October 5th, any store with a machine to accept returnables will have to start taking them.

Ron Leix with the Michigan Department of Treasury said this is part of a planned, slow re-opening of the state’s retail sector.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Load up the trunks! Michigan residents who have been burdened for weeks with bottles and cans can return them again to stores, starting June 15.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had suspended the returns because of the possible spread of the coronavirus. As a result, bottles and cans with 10-cent deposits have been piling up in basements, garages and under the kitchen sink.

There are estimates that the returnables are worth millions of dollars. Some people simply dropped cans and bottles in recycling bins or donated them to nonprofit groups.