What containers can go in my bag?

  • Any plastic, aluminum, or glass beverage container on which a deposit was paid during purchase is eligible to be redeemed with CLYNK.
  • The container must be redeemed in the same state in which the deposit was paid in order to receive redemption value. In other words, CLYNK bags filled with containers purchased in Maine must be redeemed in Maine, and containers purchased in New York must be redeemed in New York in order to receive redemption value.
  • Although you will not receive redemption value, CLYNK will recycle any non-eligible containers that make it into your CLYNK bag so long as they are sturdy plastic, aluminum, or glass beverage containers that resemble those covered by the bottle bill.

What about plastic bottle caps?

Yes, CLYNK prefers you leave the bottle caps on.

Should I crush my containers for CLYNK?

NO, keep your containers in drinking form! If the barcode is damaged, CLYNK cannot give us the credit. Don’t crush or break your cans and bottles.

Is there a limit on how many containers I can put in my bag?

  • There is a 20-pound weight limit (it is recommended that you mix plastic, glass, and aluminum to lighten the load and cushion the glass).
  • Be sure to leave enough room to tie off the top with a strong knot.
  • Keep in mind that your bags are traveling from your car to the drop center, then to a CLYNK truck, and eventually a processing plant. That’s quite a journey for an overstuffed plastic bag carrying unpadded breakables.
  • Furthermore, CLYNK asks that customers refrain from double-bagging CLYNK deposits, because it interrupts the counting process at the CLYNK plant, even if both bags are CLYNK brand

What kind of bags can I use?

CLYNK only accepts recyclables in CLYNK brand bags. They are 100% recyclable, which means they won’t end up in a landfill.

Where can I get bags and bag tags?

Please stop in the office at B’nai Sholom to pick up tags and bags or contact the Fundraising Committee via Maxine Goldberg at or 518-729-4751.






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