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(KTLA Los Angeles)   Kramer and Newman's cunning plan foiled   ( ktla.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Fraud, Imported Material Report, Deception, recycling fraud sting, 49-year-old Balmore Alvarado, state recycling fees, beverage containers, California Redemption Value  
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2017-04-16 12:21:00 AM  
Oregon just raised their deposit price to $.10 on April 1.  Damn straight I saved up bottles and cans for a few months before that.  Why not?
 
2017-04-16 12:42:33 AM  
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2017-04-16 12:50:11 AM  
Any news on Prince Albert?
 
2017-04-16 01:39:42 AM  
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/obscure?
 
2017-04-16 02:15:15 AM  
I watched UHF for the first time ever today, so I'm getting a kick.

/ just awful
 
2017-04-16 02:25:04 AM  

davidphogan: Oregon just raised their deposit price to $.10 on April 1.  Damn straight I saved up bottles and cans for a few months before that.  Why not?


Came to mention this. I did the same thing. I'm rich!

Not really.
 
2017-04-16 02:25:37 AM  
Bottle deposit is like the alcoholic lottery. I can't tell you the number of times we brought cans back just to buy kegs.

/The meijers people cry when you walk in with 10 carts full of cans.
//I may drink too much
///Slashies!
 
2017-04-16 02:31:47 AM  
South Australia has this problem. It turns out they recycle more cans than they buy.

Are the can deposit return places not run by criminal gangs anywhere in the world?
 
2017-04-16 03:52:48 AM  
"You forgot the imported material report, Sanchez!?!?" (slaps him about the head with his Skipper hat)
 
2017-04-16 04:00:01 AM  

davidphogan: Oregon just raised their deposit price to $.10 on April 1.  Damn straight I saved up bottles and cans for a few months before that.  Why not?


Just clap your hands.
 
2017-04-16 04:23:51 AM  

calbert: [img.fark.net image 520x273]

/obscure?


It's the headline, so no.
 
2017-04-16 04:39:57 AM  
It's been about 15 yrs now, but there was an entire family enterprise going at one time, with something like 6 or 8 members of one family pulling this scam.  When they investigated it turned out they had been doing this for something like a decade and had made millions.

The idiots would likely have not been caught, but for one family me signing up for welfare, while driving a brand new car, setting off red-flags.
 
2017-04-16 05:53:53 AM  
Many many years ago, even before the Seinfeld show, a friend and I were in Las Vegas. I think they had just built the Excalibur, and we were walking the strip from downtown and saw piles of bottles and cans in vacant lots that are now the Luxor, etc.
We were thinking of buying an old uhaul and taking them to California, but somewhere along the line we forgot. And there was zero recycling going on at the time in Nevada and... we could have made bank.
Oh well.
 
2017-04-16 06:06:42 AM  
Similar stunt pulled in Michigan couple years back. Made Fark also. Our local station posted this story and folks who don't know about the crv were like "they were recycling, that's a good thing, why the government gotta be up in their business"
 
2017-04-16 06:45:46 AM  

alienated: Many many years ago, even before the Seinfeld show, a friend and I were in Las Vegas. I think they had just built the Excalibur, and we were walking the strip from downtown and saw piles of bottles and cans in vacant lots that are now the Luxor, etc.
We were thinking of buying an old uhaul and taking them to California, but somewhere along the line we forgot. And there was zero recycling going on at the time in Nevada and... we could have made bank.
Oh well.


I always enjoy a good "I could have bought a '72 Dodge Daytona for $4K out the penny saver that one time. If i had the money". story.
www.thereelword.net
 
2017-04-16 07:31:27 AM  

cyberspacedout: davidphogan: Oregon just raised their deposit price to $.10 on April 1.  Damn straight I saved up bottles and cans for a few months before that.  Why not?

Just clap your hands.


He knows where it's at.  He's got two turn tables and a microphone.
 
2017-04-16 07:45:53 AM  
Why does California care more about illegal recycling than illegal immigration?
 
2017-04-16 07:57:49 AM  
Ukraine is weak!
 
2017-04-16 08:00:01 AM  
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2017-04-16 08:00:10 AM  

ShonenBat: Why does California care more about illegal recycling than illegal immigration?


Bless your heart. You do try, don't you?
 
2017-04-16 09:04:43 AM  
So, the infamous Can cartel is trying to push into California now...

ShonenBat: Why does California care more about illegal recycling than illegal immigration?


*grabs him*
*hits him with a rolled up news paper*
*shoves his nose in the poo on the floor*
*throws him out the back door*
 
2017-04-16 10:48:53 AM  

S10Calade: Bottle deposit is like the alcoholic lottery. I can't tell you the number of times we brought cans back just to buy kegs.

/The meijers people cry when you walk in with 10 carts full of cans.
//I may drink too much
///Slashies!



Meijer.

The name of the place is Meijer.  There's no damned "s" on the end. It's not possessive. It's not plural. I'd bet dollars to doughnuts you're a fellow Michigander, and to this day, after 46 years of living in this state, I have no idea why my fellow Michiganders have this annoying farking habit of putting an S on the end of the names of businesses. "Meijers", "Walmarts", "JC Penneys", "Chipotles", "Targets", "Kmarts".... Argh!
 
2017-04-16 10:56:45 AM  

jimmyjackfunk: Similar stunt pulled in Michigan couple years back. Made Fark also. Our local station posted this story and folks who don't know about the crv were like "they were recycling, that's a good thing, why the government gotta be up in their business"


I'll never understand why people try. It's clearly stated at every recycling station in every grocery store that YOU CAN BE PROSECUTED for using out-of-state cans and bottles. They're serious about it, too. It's straight-up theft. The money is not a "reward" for recycling. It's a return on a deposit that someone paid. If the bottles are from out of state, then it's likely that no deposit (or less deposit) was paid, meaning if you try to return them in Michigan you're stealing from the retailer and ultimately the state.

However, what I find more annoying (and gross) are those people who dump a few bins' worth of beer bottles into a shopping cart, spilling old beer everywhere in the process and making the cart sticky and beer-pungent. Use a damn plastic bag, you morons, and EMPTY AND RINSE YOUR CANS AND BOTTLES BEFORE RETURNING THEM!  You're the assholes who make the machines gum up and turn the recycling room/station into a stinky, gooey, sticky mess that nobody wants to use.

It takes you two seconds to run water from your sink into a can and dump it out. Doing that would make your life and everyone else's life a lot easier, and if everyone did it then none of us would have to contend with machines that get jammed, only have one tread working, or are just completely broken due to being gummed up by cola and beer drippings.

Rinsing out your bottles and cans also means they're less likely to attract vermin when you're storing them before returning for deposit.

Common sense, people. Try it some time.
 
2017-04-16 11:27:20 AM  

WilderKWight: jimmyjackfunk: Similar stunt pulled in Michigan couple years back. Made Fark also. Our local station posted this story and folks who don't know about the crv were like "they were recycling, that's a good thing, why the government gotta be up in their business"

I'll never understand why people try. It's clearly stated at every recycling station in every grocery store that YOU CAN BE PROSECUTED for using out-of-state cans and bottles. They're serious about it, too. It's straight-up theft. The money is not a "reward" for recycling. It's a return on a deposit that someone paid. If the bottles are from out of state, then it's likely that no deposit (or less deposit) was paid, meaning if you try to return them in Michigan you're stealing from the retailer and ultimately the state.

However, what I find more annoying (and gross) are those people who dump a few bins' worth of beer bottles into a shopping cart, spilling old beer everywhere in the process and making the cart sticky and beer-pungent. Use a damn plastic bag, you morons, and EMPTY AND RINSE YOUR CANS AND BOTTLES BEFORE RETURNING THEM!  You're the assholes who make the machines gum up and turn the recycling room/station into a stinky, gooey, sticky mess that nobody wants to use.

It takes you two seconds to run water from your sink into a can and dump it out. Doing that would make your life and everyone else's life a lot easier, and if everyone did it then none of us would have to contend with machines that get jammed, only have one tread working, or are just completely broken due to being gummed up by cola and beer drippings.

Rinsing out your bottles and cans also means they're less likely to attract vermin when you're storing them before returning for deposit.

Common sense, people. Try it some time.


This. Oklahoma doesn't have recycling facilities like in the crv states (that I am aware of) we just take the cans and crush them before taking them in. I would have to say that would be a god awful aroma, since most of these self serve stations I have seen are right by the entrance.
 
2017-04-16 11:46:24 AM  
Did anybody check Smoking Gun?

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2017-04-16 11:52:29 AM  
Bad hombres indeed
 
2017-04-16 12:16:54 PM  

WilderKWight: S10Calade: Bottle deposit is like the alcoholic lottery. I can't tell you the number of times we brought cans back just to buy kegs.

/The meijers people cry when you walk in with 10 carts full of cans.
//I may drink too much
///Slashies!


Meijer.

The name of the place is Meijer.  There's no damned "s" on the end. It's not possessive. It's not plural. I'd bet dollars to doughnuts you're a fellow Michigander, and to this day, after 46 years of living in this state, I have no idea why my fellow Michiganders have this annoying farking habit of putting an S on the end of the names of businesses. "Meijers", "Walmarts", "JC Penneys", "Chipotles", "Targets", "Kmarts".... Argh!


I have a client contact in Seattle that does that even for the company he works for.

The company's not Boeing, but his voice mail goes, "You've reached Joe with Boeings, please leave a message."

I'll have to ask him if he's from Michigan.
 
2017-04-16 12:30:29 PM  
Rinsing before recycling seems like a waste of water.

In a state that has a little water problem.
 
2017-04-16 12:44:25 PM  
That's illegal? Huh. You learn something new everyday. :/

If you'll excuse me, I have to call my cousins to cancel Operation:Metal Phoenix. >.>
 
2017-04-16 12:50:26 PM  
They should have waited for the big Mother's Day mail run...
 
2017-04-16 01:00:57 PM  

WilderKWight: S10Calade: Bottle deposit is like the alcoholic lottery. I can't tell you the number of times we brought cans back just to buy kegs.

/The meijers people cry when you walk in with 10 carts full of cans.
//I may drink too much
///Slashies!


Meijer.

The name of the place is Meijer.  There's no damned "s" on the end. It's not possessive. It's not plural. I'd bet dollars to doughnuts you're a fellow Michigander, and to this day, after 46 years of living in this state, I have no idea why my fellow Michiganders have this annoying farking habit of putting an S on the end of the names of businesses. "Meijers", "Walmarts", "JC Penneys", "Chipotles", "Targets", "Kmarts".... Argh!


Meijer is a family and it is in fact THEIR store. I think you're just looking for a reason to grammar nazi because Meijer's would in fact be appropriate in this instance.
The rest of your examples, I've never heard used but I digress, you have me by 10 years.
 
2017-04-16 01:27:23 PM  

S10Calade: WilderKWight: S10Calade: Bottle deposit is like the alcoholic lottery. I can't tell you the number of times we brought cans back just to buy kegs.

/The meijers people cry when you walk in with 10 carts full of cans.
//I may drink too much
///Slashies!


Meijer.

The name of the place is Meijer.  There's no damned "s" on the end. It's not possessive. It's not plural. I'd bet dollars to doughnuts you're a fellow Michigander, and to this day, after 46 years of living in this state, I have no idea why my fellow Michiganders have this annoying farking habit of putting an S on the end of the names of businesses. "Meijers", "Walmarts", "JC Penneys", "Chipotles", "Targets", "Kmarts".... Argh!

Meijer is a family and it is in fact THEIR store. I think you're just looking for a reason to grammar nazi because Meijer's would in fact be appropriate in this instance.
The rest of your examples, I've never heard used but I digress, you have me by 10 years.


I have a friend who does the whole "adding an S to the names of stores" thing. It's nonsensical but not worth getting bent out of shape over. But since this is the internet, there is no nit too small to pick.
 
2017-04-16 01:56:04 PM  

Marksrevenge: I have a friend who does the whole "adding an S to the names of stores" thing. It's nonsensical but not worth getting bent out of shape over. But since this is the internet, there is no nit too small to pick.


Sounds like a perfect Fark tagline.
 
2017-04-16 02:16:48 PM  
Nevada does not have recycling buy back, and the recycling companies lobbied hard for that.  It is alleged that all the recycling companies are skimming, old-school mob style, recyclables and doing this exact scam, and kicking back that money to Carson City.
 
2017-04-16 03:36:18 PM  

Marksrevenge: I have a friend who does the whole "adding an S to the names of stores" thing. It's nonsensical but not worth getting bent out of shape over. But since this is the internet, there is no nit too small to pick.


My girlfriend does the opposite. She shops at Walgreen and Big Lot.
 
2017-04-16 09:35:22 PM  

S10Calade: Bottle deposit is like the alcoholic lottery. I can't tell you the number of times we brought cans back just to buy kegs.

/The meijers people cry when you walk in with 10 carts full of cans.
//I may drink too much
///Slashies!


I must have $600 in beer cans in my basement right now. There is a narrow path from the stairs to the washer/dryer.
/ meijer people are just gonna love me when I do take them in
/yeah, I may drink too much too
/ain't slashies great?
 
2017-04-16 11:13:58 PM  

S10Calade: WilderKWight: S10Calade: Bottle deposit is like the alcoholic lottery. I can't tell you the number of times we brought cans back just to buy kegs.

/The meijers people cry when you walk in with 10 carts full of cans.
//I may drink too much
///Slashies!


Meijer.

The name of the place is Meijer.  There's no damned "s" on the end. It's not possessive. It's not plural. I'd bet dollars to doughnuts you're a fellow Michigander, and to this day, after 46 years of living in this state, I have no idea why my fellow Michiganders have this annoying farking habit of putting an S on the end of the names of businesses. "Meijers", "Walmarts", "JC Penneys", "Chipotles", "Targets", "Kmarts".... Argh!

Meijer is a family and it is in fact THEIR store. I think you're just looking for a reason to grammar nazi because Meijer's would in fact be appropriate in this instance.
The rest of your examples, I've never heard used but I digress, you have me by 10 years.


I've heard "Krogers" many times in Indiana and Ohio. Must be a Great Lakes thing because I've stared and that Kroger logo and was never able to find an "S" in it.
 
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