Michigan Dept. of Treasury: More Options Coming for Returning Bottles, Cans

If you have bottles and cans piling up to be returned for their 10-cent deposit, you’ll soon have more options to do just that.

Michigan’s Department of Treasury says they’re moving the state into phase two of its bottle return plan.

It goes into effect on October 5.

Under this new phase, all retailers with bottle return machines will be required to reopen their facilities.

Stores with other types of bottle returns, including those staffed by employees, can also reopen at the store’s discretion.

Since mid-June, only retailers with the facilities at the front of their stores have been allowed to reopen their bottle returns.

But now facilities with bottle returns in any location are actually required by the state to reopen October 5.

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