Bottle and Can Donations

On the Second and Fourth Saturday of each month, East Lyme Viking Marching Band (ELVB) members and parents collect returnable bottle and can donations to help fund the band.

  • Location
    • Southeast corner of High School parking lot.
  • When
    • The collection is on the Second and Fourth Saturday from 9:00AM to 11:00AM.
    • Donations are only permitted between 9:00AM and 11:00AM on the Second and Fourth Saturday.
  • What
    • Clean, empty containers as specified by the Connecticut Bottle Bill – CGS 22a-243 to CGS 22a-246c.
    • All donated bottles and cans must be marked with CT or CTRV label.
    • No garbage or any container that is not labeled with the CT or CTRV label.
  • Connecticut Bottle Bill – Effective January 1, 2024
    • (1) “Carbonated beverage” means beer or other malt beverages, hard seltzer, hard cider and mineral waters, soda water and similar carbonated soft drinks in liquid form and intended for human consumption;
    • (2) “Noncarbonated beverage” means any water, including flavored water, plant water, nutritionally enhanced water, juice, juice drink, tea, coffee, kombucha, plant infused drink, sports drink or energy drink and any  beverage that is identified through the use of letters, words or symbols on such beverage’s product label as a type of water, juice, tea, coffee, kombucha, plant infused drink, sports drink or energy drink but excluding mineral water;
    • (3) “Beverage container” means the individual, separate, sealed glass, metal or plastic bottle, can, jar or carton containing three liters or less of a carbonated beverage, or two and one-half liters or less of a noncarbonated beverage. “Beverage container” does not include any such bottle, can, jar or carton that contains less than one hundred fifty milliliters of any such carbonated or noncarbonated beverage;