Because empties are full of possibilities

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How container deposits work and why they matter

This video will answer some of your questions about what a Tennessee deposit-return might look like. We compiled it ourselves back in 2011, so it's a little amateurish, not to mention outdated in some details. But the basics are still pretty useful.

For information about deposit-return in general, including deposit programs in other states and around the world, we recommend the two websites of the Container Recycling Institute: and

What a container deposit could mean for Tennessee