It’s simple, really! Bring in one of your own used bottles from home (can be as big as laundry detergent gallon to a tiny perfume or lotion bottle), or purchase one of our glass or aluminum containers. We also have a donation basket free for the pickins - drop a bottle or take a bottle - rinsed, reused glass and plastic bottles all shapes and sizes!
Step 1: Place your bottle on the scale and record the tare weight before you fill it
pump it up!
Step 2: Choose your product & fill your bottle a little or to the top - it's up to you!
weigh and pay!
Step 3: Pop your filled bottle on the scale once more. We'll tally the $ per ounce, at the register and then you pay -
cash, debit or credit
top plastic recycling statistics
Plastic recycling has long posed challenges. Unlike glass and metal, plastic cannot be repeatedly recycled without quickly degrading in quality.The widely circulated statistic that 9% of plastic waste is recycled in the U.S. has now been deemed an overestimate. Here are some stats that show how recycling has changed in recent years:
of all plastics are recycled
Of the 40 million tons of plastic waste generated in the U.S. in 2021, only 5% to 6% — or about two million tons — was recycled.
pounds less recycled
Between 2019 and 2020, there was a 5.7% overall decrease in plastics recovered for recycling in the U.S. That is the equivalent of 290 million pounds.
ends up in landfills
Approximately 36% of all plastic produced is used to create packaging, 85% of which ends up in landfills.
from fossil fuels
About 98% of single-use plastic products are made from fossil fuels.
tons from fossil fuels
Globally, we produce about 400 million tons of plastic waste yearly.
Until recently, the U.S. outsourced a significant portion of its plastic, but import bans in countries like China and Turkey have fueled a decline in recycling.
The total bottle recycling rate for 2020 was 27.2%, down from 28.7% in 2019.
bottles an hour
Every hour, 2.5 million plastic bottles are thrown away in the U.S.
tons of plastic
Between 75 and 199 million tons of plastic are currently in our oceans.
Plastic bottles take upwards of 450 years to degrade.