Label peelers

You can always tell when your out of state friends have been in town because more than half the empty bottles have had their labels peeled off. To Washingtonians, that bottle is either getting tossed out or possibly to the recycler. To Oregonians, you may as well be throwing nickels in the trash. I can only imagine the pressure that you must feel when living in Michigan.

3 Responses to “Label peelers”


  • I peel mine out of nervous habit, not for the bottle deposit … I still can’t believe people find it worth their time to hang out at the stinky, sticky Fred Meyer bottle machines for a nickel a pop. Instead, I do my own recycling (for which the label peeling is also useful) and re-use the bottles for homebrew. I’ve become kind of a cap/label snob as a shopper – I almost never buy Rogue (the “label” is silkscreened on the bottle) and Laguntias has moved to a twist-top bottle that seems risky for re-bottling.

  • “I can only imagine the pressure that you must feel when living in Michigan.”

    it was great when you had a party at your house. Pick up all the bottles and return them for 10 cents each = paying the electricity bill!

  • I use to just bag the bottles and put them behind my apartment. I called it my donation to the homeless.

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