is a committed steward of this legacy as we work through the coming changes to Oregon's iconic bottle law.
Michael Gallagher continued as a member of OBRC
till his retirement in 1998.
This innovative solution will help OBRC cut costs and increase efficiencies at the redemption centers - allowing the organization to focus on improving the environment and delivering great customer service.
In all, OBRC has plans to open up to ninety BottleDrop Redemption Centers across the State.
OBRC was formed in January of 2009 out of a merger between Container Recovery, Inc.
The OBRC measures only those containers dropped off at the newly launched bottle drop facilities or fed into its reverse vending machines at grocery stores as having been recycled.
The OBRC will contend that its bottle drop facilities work better, but these facilities are still chained to the reverse vending machine business model - with the exception being that you can sign up to obtain a bag and drop off containers in larger quantities.
But this further reduces the recycling rate as measured by the OBRC and puts additional funds into the cooperative's till, a monopoly sanctioned by state law.
If the OBRC is concerned that huge numbers of containers purchased out of state will be returned, simply require some form of Oregon identification for participation.
It was said that the upcoming deposit increase to 10 cents will result in more unredeemed monies for OBRC.
OBRC is also diligently searching for Eugene/Springfield properties where at least two additional BottleDrop facilities will be located.
If prodding us to recycle really is the issue, why isn't OBRC
constructing additional redemption centers, and/or considering stationing recycling trucks throughout our communities like Goodwill Industries does?