Skip to comments.Man with 10,000 nonrefundable bottles heads to trial
Posted on 07/26/2016 9:07:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Assistant Prosecutor Michael Taylor asked the court to send the case to trial, noting that Everidge admitted he went to Kentucky and picked up and brought back cans he knew could not be returned for money in Michigan.
According to Michigans Beverage Containers Act, a person cannot return or attempt to return to a dealer a beverage container the person knows was not purchased in Michigan as a filled returnable container. Anyone attempting to return 10,000 or more nonreturnable containers can be found guilty of a felony that is punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a fine not to exceed $5,000.
Of all the states with bottle bills, Michigan has the highest refund value, according to statistics from the Container Recycling Institute.
California has a 10 cent refund on bottles that are 24 ounces or larger while anything smaller is 5 cents. Maine's and Vermonts bottle bills provide 15 cents on liquor bottles and 5 cents on all beverages except dairy products and unprocessed cider, the CRI noted.
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But Hillary can’t be indicted.
Kinda is the same as moving low tax cigarettes into NY and dumping them for a nice profit.
Seems abusive to try this scam. No surprise to see charges.
I didn’t know bottle deposits were still around. They have deposits on plastic bottles?
Didn’t Cramer try this???
Well, Bottle Man should certainly be sent to prison for his horrific bottle crimes. Too bad he didn’t spend his time setting up an illegal server in his basement instead. He would have gotten a complete pass on that.
If saving the environment is the goal then this is no scam.
If charging consumers a tax on every bottle sold is the goal, then it is the government which is perpetrating a scam.
If the true reason for Recycling is to save Energy and Natural Resources, why is this poor Soul being persecuted?
Is his name Neuman!
But the numbers never work out!
But collecting non-deposited bottles and returning them to a state that refunds against deposited bottles is fraud. I don’t think anyone worries about a few here or there, but to intentionally try to profit across state lines is abusive and upends the recycling efforts of the state collecting and refunding deposits.
Back in the ‘60’s, in Detroit, where I grew up, there was a two cent deposit on glass bottles and a five cent deposit on large bottles. We used to scour the alleys and ask around at the body shops for bottles to return them and buy bags of candy. If you scored a five cent bottle, it would make your day.
Wyy didnt he just do this 5-7000 bottles a time? Several times? I mean it would,not be that difficult to split them up into smaller dropoffs.
Yes, by all means upend the government’s ‘recycling” scam.
That is a good thing.
Just re-read the article. The charge will likely fail as the law says attempting to return for deposit refunds and they charged him well before he attempted to turn them in. Seems the law sounds rather specific. Too bad attorney costs and all will get their pound of flesh out of him and serve as an example, but the non-lawyer me doesn’t see how he gets convicted or jailed. Expensive less that there are no get rich quick schemes.
The problem is that the people pay the sellers a deposit for every can or bottle, you essentially steal from the people and the state by bringing out of state cans and bottles.
“Didnt Cramer try this???”
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