All bottle, can collection services to resume at Michigan stores amid pandemic
All Michigan retailers that accept bottle and can returns must immediately resume their collection services, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. Michigan retailers initially paused empty bottle and can collection amid health and safety concerns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. By June 15, retailers were required to resume certain bottle and can collecting operations following a “phased reestablishment” outlined by the state Treasury. In June, Michigan businesses offering collection services were only allowed to resume operations if they had “minimal or no person-to-person contact.” Now, as of Thursday, all Michigan retailers must resume bottle and can collection operations, regardless of the process in which they are collected. Michigan residents can again redeem their 10-cent deposit for empty bottles and cans at any retailer that accepts returns.