Mar 8 - Connecticut Contemplates Adding Liquor to Bottle Bill

Connecticut lawmakers today took public comment on of two pieces of legislation that would add a deposit to the purchase of water bottles, similar to the one that now exists to encourage the recycling of soda and beer containers. One bill also would include pint-sized or smaller alcohol bottles and raise the deposit on drink containers from a nickel to 10 cents.

Connecticut is one of 11 States with a bottle and can recycling law.

In 2001, California's Bottle Bill was expanded to include water and other non-carbonated drink containers. Wine and liquor containers remain exempt. The current California Redemption Value on containers is 4 cents and 8 cents for containers 24 ounces and larger.