CLYNK bags are designed to hold no more than 20 pounds of empty redeemable beverage containers. That’s equivalent to two large bags of potatoes or a large bowling ball! CLYNKers put an average of 68 containers per bag, but they certainly can handle more. Here’s additional guidance to help you CLYNK successfully.
- Approximately 135, 12 oz aluminum cans; please don’t crush them because we need to scan the barcode in order to apply credits
- Roughly 120, 16.9 oz plastic water bottles will fit; keep the labels on the bottles so we can scan the barcodes and credit you accordingly
- For glass, the average beer bottle weighs roughly .5 pounds
- The average wine bottle weighs about 1 pound, but some weigh substantially less while others, (like champagne bottles) weigh significantly more
- Large liquor bottles weigh more, again with significant variance
- We advise no more than 10 wine or liquor bottles in a bag with plastic and aluminum mixed in to cushion it
To help limit the weight of the bag’s contents – and to provide a cushion to prevent glass breakage – we recommend that you mix glass, plastic, and aluminum containers in each bag. Be sure to leave enough room to tie off the top with a strong knot. Remember: your bags are traveling from your car to the drop center, then to a CLYNK truck, and eventually to our processing plant. We want to ensure that all your containers stay securely in your bag prior to processing.
We also ask customers not to double-bag their CLYNK containers. Double bagging requires additional handling and slows the process. And finally, during the months of July through September (our high season) we ask that customers drop no more than 5 bags at a time.
For Maine Customers Only: CLYNK does accept Smiling Hill Farm bottles though they are not included in the Bottle Bill. Smiling Hill Farm bottles have a thin structure and tend to break easily. Please drop no more than six Smiling Hill Farm bottles per bag and pad the bag with aluminum and plastic containers; otherwise, they will not make the trip intact. Customers may also choose to bring their Smiling Hill bottles directly to Smiling Hill Farms to reclaim their deposits