New York may double fee for bottle deposits within 2 years

Cans and bottles waiting to be sorted sit inside a cage at Makes Cents Redemption Center, Watertown, on Friday afternoon. Sydney Schaefer/Watertown Daily Times

ALBANY — New York businesses would pay more for beverage container deposits — and pay deposits on more types of beverages — in a new proposal introduced in the state legislature.

The state bottle and can deposit would increase from 5 cents to 10 cents as soon as 2025, and would expand to include wine, liquor and several other carbonated and non-carbonated beverages not included in the existing law.

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