Letter to the Editor: Bottle bill

To the Editor:

Thank you for your article on the bottle deposit bill. We need to do something.

A couple things to add.

1. I called the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and they explained to me that if a store sells you the product, by law they are required to redeem them. Also by law, a redemption center has to have hours open to the public. The problem is that no one will step up and enforce it.
2. Postville is a long way to go to redeem the bottle deposit, especially at the cost of gas these days.
3. Prairie du Chien is an option, as Wisconsin doesn’t have a bottle bill and we can then just recycle, like Wisconsin and Minnesota.
4. The best thing, I think, is to do away with the bottle bill completely. We can recycle, like other states.

To check out further information, call the DNR at 515-725-8200.

Thank you very much.

Harold Miller