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California to Add Wine, Liquor Bottles to Recycling Program

Bottles of Apocalypse Now Red Blend wine stand on a tasting bar counter at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery, May 21, 2020, in Geyserville, Calif. California will add wine and liquor bottles to its recycling rebate program under a law taking effect in July 2024. Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins said Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, that the state's recycling program has needed fixing for decades. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
Bottles of Apocalypse Now Red Blend wine stand on a tasting bar counter at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery, May 21, 2020, in Geyserville, Calif. California will add wine and liquor bottles to its recycling rebate program under a law taking effect in July 2024. Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins said Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, that the state's recycling program has needed fixing for decades. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Sacramento, Calif. (AP) -- California will add wine and liquor bottles to its recycling rebate program under a law taking effect in July 2024.

“California’s bottle bill recycling program has needed fixing for 40 years,” Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins said Wednesday. “When you consider that California generates more than 1 billion wine and liquor bottles every year, that shows what major progress this legislation is and what an impact it will have.”