You can crush the cans unless you want to redeem them through a reverse vending machine.
Please leave the pull tabs on the cans. Once removed they are considered aluminum scrap metal with a very low value.
There are urban myths about the value of pull tabs, but they are just myths. To the consumer, the greatest value is to leave them on the can, and weigh your deposit containers.
Glass Bottles: Helpful Hints:
Please remove caps to ensure there is no liquid in them
2-liter deposit containers may now be weighed with your mixed plastic containers.
If you want to make use of the rate for smaller plastic bottles (17 oz or less), please separate these containers in advance, and inform the attendant that they are small.
Do not remove the labels from your containers. These usually have the HI-5 symbol on them.
- You can crush the bottles unless you want to redeem them through a reverse vending machine.
- If you have smaller than usual bottles or cans (i.e., Red Bull Drinks, ½ pint water bottles, or Lipovitan beverages), or lighter than normal containers (some big box store water bottles for example), separate these on the side and ask Reynolds to count them (up to 200 containers total for aluminum, plastic, and glass).
- Remove the caps from your plastic and glass bottles before you get to the redemption center.
- Please help us and take your empty trash bags and boxes home with you after you’ve redeemed your containers. Mahalo!
If you are redeeming a large load of recyclables on behalf of a school or non profit organization, call us about our free pick up service. You can reach Sherri at 841-4800.
*The Bottle Deposit law states containers must be free of liquid,
dirt, sand, and other contaminants.
*The Bottle Deposit law states that broken glass bottles are not
eligible for redemption.