Old Mission Peninsula School Accepting Returnables | Jane Boursaw Photo
Old Mission Peninsula School accepting returnables | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Tired of looking at your returnables? Since grocery stores haven’t been accepting returnable cans and bottles during the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us probably have a good supply of them piling up. But never fear, there’s a good solution for that.

Old Mission Peninsula School will gladly take them them off your hands, and all the proceeds will be used directly by the school. Plus, you don’t even have to get out of your car.

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Simply have the returnables bagged and tied, and put them in the trunk of your car. When you drive up to the school, volunteers will remove them from your car, maintaining proper social distancing to ensure everyone’s safety.

Bring them to Old Mission Peninsula School, 2699 Island View Road, on Tuesday, May 26, or Friday, May 29, from 8 – 10 a.m.

This is a great way to clean out your returnables and help out the school at the same time. Feel free to spread the word to your friends and neighbors.

A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So I started my own newspaper.

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  1. Great idea! We’ll bring some over! Seems like the need for a bottle law has passed – hope it is repealed for public safety reasons, although latest CDC reports indicate this isn’t a viable transmission mechanism as previously thought.


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