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10/1/2023 - Bottle and Can Redemption

Every first Sunday of the month, Sustainable Southbury and EyeRecyle will host a free redemption day in Southbury. All redeemable bottles and cans will be accepted. Get cash back!  Or you can donate them. This month, if people wish to donate their redeemable items, the proceeds will go to the Gainfield Elementary School PTO. 

A full EyeRecycle bag of 750ml bottles earns $10 cash back and there’s no waiting in line to put the containers through a machine. EyeRecycle pays the full 5 cents per item. Not sure if it is redeemable? Look near the barcode or recycle symbol to find the label that says CT 5 Cent REFUND.

We have an express lane for people that have already bagged their redeemable bottles and cans in an EyeRecycle bag. You simply drop off your bag and get paid.

EyeRecycle bags can be purchased at the event for $.50 cents/bag, at the EyeRecycle website, or at events Sustainable Southbury participates in.

  • If you don’t have an EyeRecycle bag, our volunteers will transfer your bottles into an EyeRecycle bag that has a fill line for counting.
  • Please make separate bags for the 1-liter bottles and the 2-liter bottles to speed up the transfer and ensure you receive the correct amount for your bottles.
  • Place redeemable glass bottles (no wine or liquor bottles) in your own small cardboard box or a 6, 12, 18, or 24-pack cardboard carrier - we cannot accept loose glass bottles. 

Thank you for helping our environment and keeping our community clean! Sustainable Southbury, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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Event: EyeRecycle Bottle and Can Redemption Popup
Event Date: 10/1/2023
Event Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Admission Fee: Free
Event Organizers/Contact: Sustainable Southbury | 203 586-9078
Event Location: 800 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06488

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