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It's your dime.

Michigan residents are giving up $100 MILLION a year in bottle deposit refunds.

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Michigan needs you to take back your bottles and cans.

Redemption rates have decreased.

Less bottle & can returns means less recycled content for brands to use in new products. That means more mining, more harm to the environment, and $100 MILLION less in Michiganders' pockets.

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Your roads. Your lakes. Your beaches.

IT'S YOUR DIME.

  • New cans and bottles made from recycled content reduce carbon emissions and are better for the environment.

  • Nearly 100% of the containers you take back to the bottle rooms are used to make new bottles and cans.

  • Michigan's 10-cent deposit system is a convenient and simple way to keep our streets, parks, beaches and waterways clean, all while conserving valuable resources.

Do the right thing.

Taking back your deposit containers to the grocery stores is an easy way to reclaim the 10-cent deposit you paid on every carbonated beverage you've purchased. It's also the right thing to do for our beautiful state.

We can and must do better - but it starts with YOU!

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How CAN this help our environment?

Every can counts.

For every 12-pack of aluminum cans redeemed through Michigan's deposit system, we see an avoidance of 1.8 pounds of CO2 and enough energy savings to power a U.S. home for 3.5 hours!

CONVENIENT ACCESS

With thousands of return-to-retail locations, consumers can redeem before they shop.

CUTS LITTER IN HALF

Since its 1978 inception, the deposit law has resulted in 50% less litter.

 CARBON FOOTPRINT

The deposit law generates clean material and protects natural resources through efficient, closed-loop recycling.

94% APPROVAL RATING

More popular than baseball & apple pie, our deposit system is widely approved.

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By law, stores are required to accept containers they sell.

Experiencing unexpected closures?

If your store will not accept containers that are clean, clearly labeled as deposit containers, and sold by the store, contact the Michigan Department of Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division to file a complaint or call 1-877-765-8388.

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