ibc root beer bottle

At the dinner table:

the spud: What does "MI 10 cents" mean?

F: In Michigan, you can take this bottle to the recycling center and get ten cents for it.

R: When I lived in Rhode Island, I always saved up all my cans and bottles and took them to Maine with me, and returned them. I’d have, like, a trunk full of cans and bottles and I’d get a dollar-fifty for them.

F: Aren’t you glad you don’t have to do that anymore?

Yes indeed.