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Retailers set, and keep, fee to dispose of old tires

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 05, 2012

~~<p>Question: I recently bought two new tires and was charged $4 each for &ldquo;recycling.&rdquo; I was told this was imposed by the state as a fee just like for cans and plastic bottles. Does the state get this or the dealer? Is there any rebate involved?</p>
<p>Answer: The &ldquo;disposal&rdquo; fee tire retailers are allowed to charge &mdash; and keep &mdash; is nothing like the state&rsquo;s Beverage Container Deposit Program fee, in which consumers can get back at least 5 cents of the 6 cents charged per container for recycling.</p>
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Question: I recently bought two new tires and was charged $4 each for “recycling.” I was told this was imposed by the state as a fee just like for cans and plastic bottles. Does the state get this or the dealer? Is there any rebate involved?

Answer: The “disposal” fee tire retailers are allowed to charge — and keep — is nothing like the state’s Beverage Container Deposit Program fee, in which consumers can get back at least 5 cents of the 6 cents charged per container for recycling. Login for more...



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