What happens to the bottle deposit when I put deposit bottles and cans in my recycling bin?
When deposit containers are recycled at curbside or thrown in the trash instead of returned for deposit, the unclaimed deposit goes into the Massachusetts General fund. Until 2002 the unclaimed bottle deposits went to a special fund, the Clean Environment Fund, which was used to support recycling programs, hazardous waste cleanups, and more but this fund was abolished during the state budget crisis. Since then the unclaimed deposits have gone directly into the Commonwealth of Massachusetts General Fund.

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1. Does Concord have a dump where I can take my trash?
2. Is there a place where I can drop off recyclable materials?
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5. What should I do with my Styrofoam?
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8. What happens to the bottle deposit when I put deposit bottles and cans in my recycling bin?
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