A bottle redemption center is a place where people can get a refund for their empty beverage containers. The person deeming the containers at the center will make sure to inspect and evaluate the bottles and cans to verify that the items are in proper recyclable condition.
From there, the bottle redemption center contracts with one or more dealers or distributors to ensure that the collected items are properly recycled. There is no cost or fee to using a redemption center. Most bottles can be redeemed for 5 cents while spirits and wine beverage containers can be redeemed for 15 cents apiece.