Traer Redemption CenterBusiness Service in Traer, Iowa
We will be closed Saturday, February 3rd to join our community and many many others to honor and celebrate the life of Mike Pargeon. A life unexpectedly taken, cut short at only 51 years young.
Mike had a zest for life that sadly is not common. He had a class act personality, and always seemed to maintain a positive presence wherever he went. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and his AWE family. Words can not express our heartfelt sentiments for the huge hole left in all your lives. This community has truly lost one of the good ones and he will be forever missed by so many people every day. May our Creator bring you comfort, peace and all the best and most precious memories every single day and Mikes spirit will live on through all of us lucky enough to have known him.
Happy Holidays! I can't believe it but the end of 2017 marks our 6th year in business! Not without a few hiccups, bumps and obstacles to keep it interesting!! Where does the time go?
To all of you wondering- we are currently closed to the public on Mondays until further notice. We hope to add Mondays back to the schedule soon.
Also, in case you've not heard, in January 2018, our state is considering legislation to repeal the bottle bill. This means there will no longer be th...e 5 cent bottle deposit charged to you at purchase, which eliminates the need for redemption centers and in turn makes our business worthless and no longer necessary. The proposed change would cause the consumer to include these cans, plastic and glass in with other recyclables in a curb side recycling program. I encourage every one of you to visit the bottle bill website and read for yourself what is being considered.
Keep in mind that the 40 year old bottle bill has proven successful in the State of Iowa as we lead the nation at an 86% return rate. If you have any questions, stop in and visit with me, I would love to share my views on this matter. If you find something has worked well for 40 years, why would you consider doing away with it completely instead of improving or modifying what already works. The "big chain" grocery stores and C stores complain of the unsanitary mess being dragged into their business. My view is this: isn't that what the bottle bill is for- to eliminate the need for any business to have to deal with the empties- BECAUSE WE HAVE REDEMPTION CENTERS TO HANDLE THEM! Please also contact your legislators and voice your opinion regarding this matter. I invite anyone involved with our law writing system to come visit Traer Redemption Center because I believe knowledge is power and would hope everyone involved knows Exactly how the current process works-start to finish- before making a decision either. Ask questions, experience first hand, seek the knowledge and make an informed, educated decision is the only way to go about something so important.