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NY bottle deposit, a multi-million dollar business


November 19, 2009
By Marnie Eisenstadt | Syracuse.com

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recyclenyNov. 19, 2009 – Every working day, 865,000 cans and bottles are hauled out of tractor
trailers into this Tomra NY Recycling LLC plant.

Nov. 19, 2009 – Every working day, 865,000 cans and bottles are hauled out of tractor
trailers into this Tomra NY Recycling LLC plant in a DeWitt industrial
park, on Falso Drive.

recycleny 
Chris
Henneberry unloads cans into a sorter at the Tomra NY Recycling
LLC
plant in DeWitt. Tomra is a subsidiary of Tomra Systems ASA,
a
Norwegian company that makes millions recycling bottle and cans.
The
company processes 1.2 billion bottles and cans every year.


 

Nearly every can or bottle returned for a nickel
in Central New York — some 200 million a year — ends up on this floor
to be crushed or chewed up into scrap. | READ MORE

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