The Bull Og

Onine since 1994. Offline since 1976.

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My advice: don't do it! (because you can't!)

I took beer bottles to three local supermarkets and one liquor store and nowhere could I get the deposit back nor even recycle the bottles!

When I moved to Vienna a few years ago, I had the growing pains any expat experiences in getting to know a new environment; things like nothing being open on Sundays, dealing with local bureaucracy, little old ladies elbowing their way to the front of the line, you know, things like that.

When I moved to San Francisco, I thought "Hey, I'm back in my home country. I know how things work here!"

"Surprise, surprise, Mr. Michigander - we Californians don't have your fancy 10 cent deposit on bottles!"

For a state that prides itself on recycling, I found it strange that it's so hard to get the deposit back on bottles.