State had a good piece (I'm late to the game on this one, it's from last Monday...) on how the can/bottle deposit law is a bit out of date since the onset of curbside recycling.
I absolutely hate having to take cans and bottles to HiVee for redemption. The time. The smell. Yuck.
When we lived in Minnesota, we would crush our cans - which reduces the volume by a tremendous amount - and take them curbside.
And guess what...? The value of aluminum helps pay for the recycling program.
But hey... if you don't suffer for being "Green", what's the point?