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Many Bottle Redemption Centers To Re-Open This Week

June 3, 2020

Due to the coronavirus emergency, bottle and can redemption centers in Massachusetts were not required to accept bottles and cans starting on March 18. However, that is about to change.

Starting Friday, June 5, businesses with reverse vending machines for bottles and cans will be required to be operational, according to WCVB-TV Channel 5.

Over-the-counter redemptions of bottles and cans are supposed to resume Friday, June 19.

State officials also told WCVB that redemption centers will have to follow social distancing and clean their machines before emptying them.

The redemption value for each eligible bottle and can in Massachusetts is five cents.

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