§1522. Beverage containers; deposit

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/053/01522
Published: 2015

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Title

10

:
Conservation and Development






Chapter

053

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BEVERAGE CONTAINERS; DEPOSIT-REDEMPTION SYSTEM











 

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1522. Beverage containers; deposit

(a) Except with

respect to beverage containers which contain liquor, a deposit of not less than

five cents shall be paid by the consumer on each beverage container sold at the

retail level and refunded to the consumer upon return of the empty beverage

container. With respect to beverage containers of volume greater than 50 ml.

which contain liquor, a deposit of 15 cents shall be paid by the consumer on

each beverage container sold at the retail level and refunded to the consumer

upon return of the empty beverage container. The difference between liquor

bottle deposits collected and refunds made is hereby retained by the liquor

control fund for administration of this subsection.

(b) A retailer

or a person operating a redemption center who redeems beverage containers shall

be reimbursed by the manufacturer or distributor of such beverage containers in

an amount which is three and one-half cents per container for containers of

beverage brands that are part of a commingling program and four cents per

container for containers of beverage brands that are not part of a commingling

program.

(c) [Deleted.]

(d) Containers

shall be redeemed during no fewer than 40 hours per week during the regular

operating hours of the establishment. (Added 1971, No. 252 (Adj. Sess.), § 1;

amended 1975, No. 105, § 2; 1979, No. 132 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1987, No. 261

(Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. Jan. 1 1990; 1991, No. 245 (Adj. Sess.), § 272; 1999,

No. 49, § 193; 2005, No. 128 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 2007, No. 123 (Adj. Sess.), §

2.)
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