I can’t say I like the way the McGuinty government has implemented the new “recycling program” for wine and liquor bottles.
Toronto – The McGuinty government’s liquor and wine bottle deposit return program begins today; but, whether Ontarians will bag the bottles and heading off to the beer store for their refunds remains to be seen.
Some individuals tell 680News the $0.10 or $0.20 refund may not be enough motivation – they’ll continue to just toss the empties in the blue box and take them out to the curb on recycling day.
Still the provincial government says scavengers will cash in on the blue box and return the bottles to get the refund for themselves.
The goal of this program is to get as many as 80 million wine bottles out of the landfills but customers will be paying extra at the LCBO as a result. Restaurants estimate they stand to lose $35 million.
Let me get this straight — you buy a bottle of wine, and a bottle of whiskey at the Liquor Store, but you have to drive to The Beer Store to get your fourty cents back? What a PITA!
It almost makes you feel like smashing them! 😉