Cashin' In At Emtees Redemption Center in East Haven CT

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Cashin' In At Emtees Redemption Center in East Haven CT

 

Who would have ever thought how much fun you can have in redeeming the 5¢ deposit for each of your bottles, cans and plastics.  It is one of those chores that I would try to avoid since I don't enjoy standing in line in a crowded vestibule waiting for the people ahead of me to dispose of their bags of recycleables in the one or two machines that are available in our local grocery stores.

Emtees Redemption Center

 

 

Not any more!!!  A new recycling center recently opened in East Haven.  The Emtees Redemption Center is a 6,000 square foot facility with 35 machines for the recycling of your bottles, cans and plastics. 

There's even an express lane if you're in a hurry and have less the $6.00 in deposits.  Located at 690 Foxon Road, Emtees is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m to 5 p.m.

 

 

Ny granddaughter was visiting this past weekend and we had some grocery shopping to do to stock up on her favorite foods, drinks and treats.  Since I had recently read about the opening of the redemption center I mentioned it to my granddaughter who thought it would be a fun trip.  Of course I sweetened the pot a little by telling her that the amount of the deposit money we got back from the four bags of cans we had collected would be hers to keep and spend any way she wanted.

 

Emtees Redemption Center

 

When we arrived we were both amazed by the size of the facility and the ease in finding a space at one of the machines for depositing our cans.  My granddaughter couldn't wait to start tearing open the bags we had and loved watching the machine gobble up and crunch each can she popped into the slot.  As she finished up one bag and went on to the next she never took her eyes off the running total of cans and how much she was racking up in her refund total.

 

 

Cashin' In At Emtees

 

 

With a little help from Grammy we were finished in about 20 minutes, had disposed of a total of 328 cans and turned in a refund receipt in the amount of $16.40.  My granddaughter was thrilled with her new found cash and we walked right over the dollar store next to Emtees where she treated herself to a board game that we could all play together when we got home. 

 

 

 

One of the other benefits from utolizing Emtees is that its owner Brian McCullagh works closely with the SARAH group providing jobs for the mentally handicapped and disabled.

 

 

Written and Posted by:

Donna Bigda - REALTOR®

RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT 06405

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Valerie Osterhoudt
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Donna.. This is a terrific idea. What you are saying, you can bring all your returnables here and they will take it? Most places I go to won't take all the ones I have.. "We don't sell that brand, so we can't accept it here". I'd say I'd check it out.. but to go that far for 'maybe' 10 cans or bottles doesn't seem worth it. I hope others who *do* live in the area take advantage of it.
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Donna, every time we get a couple of large bags full of bottles and cans they seem to disappear.  My youngest son does not wait to be asked, in fact he takes them before anyone else can.  Funny how I never see any of the money from them ......... LOL

May 25, 2010 10:33 PM #2
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Bill Gassett
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Donna nice job with your feature on Emtees. What a cool name for a company too!

May 26, 2010 07:25 AM #3
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Valerie - My understanding is that Emtees will take all kinds of returnables even items that you wouldn't get a refund on like water & wine bottles.  There's an Emtees in Wallinford which would be closer for you.  It's at 200 Church Street.  Phone number is 203-265-5888 if you want to give them a call.

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- I think I need to adopt your son. :) 

Bill - Thanks!  I'm so happy to have an Emtees close by.  It sure beats waiting in line at the grocery store.

May 26, 2010 11:18 AM #4
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Donna, we have a couple of redemption places in our area. As for us we are not big with soda, etc so we don't end up with a lot of refundables. What we do have we save and give to the local drives that they have here in town for the schools. The first collection this year was for the local little league and they got about 4 bags of cans and bottles from us.

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Ed - I'm so glad that there are a number of these redemption centers around the state.  Kudos to you for participating in the local drives in your town and giving back to the community.  That's what I like about the Emtees...it benefits the SARAH group.

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I don't know of a place like this around here.....I'll have to check it out.  I love that Emtees helps those that really need assistance..

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