I am lucky enough to live in a town where there is a drop house or bin where you can donate your bottles and not have to deal with bottle redemption at the grocery store. The Holy Name School's bottle house is located on the corner of Rt. 86 and 9N at the bottom of the hill in Jay.
The bottle building is for bottle collection only! There is a little sign on the side that says, "Those individuals caught disposing of trash in this collection box will be persecuted to the fullest extent of the law." Since we donated our bottles here last time, I thought we'd spread the wealth and drop them off in Upper Jay.
At the Upper Jay Fire Department, there is a drop bin for Boy Scouts Troop 24 Ausable Valley.
I found this to be an excellent spot for dropping off our bottles. There is ample parking here with nice mountain views just behind the bin. Also, I found no long lines to wait in and the air was nice and fresh!
I must mention that I was at the grocery store this afternoon and was surprised to see no lines and three machines that were working! Unbelievable!
I know that I missed out on 55 cents by not bringing my bottles to Price Chopper, but it I felt good giving to the Boy Scouts!