Pennies really do add up for the animals. In 2019 the redemption value of all the bottles and cans collected totaled over $135,000! This incredible program keeps growing, thanks to our volunteers and our partner, Goldstein Auto Group.
You may drop off your empties any time at our Animal Care Center. You may also bring them to any of Goldstein Auto Group's four locations during business hours.
Due to COVID-19 safety and health mandates, Goldstein Auto Group is unable to provide home pickup of cans and bottles. We hope this can resume in 2021. If you have any questions, please email Stefanie Goldstein.
Goldstein Buick GMC
1671 Central Avenue, Albany
Goldstein Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
968 New Loudon Road, Latham
1754 Central Avenue, Albany
You "Can" Help
A bottle and can drive is an easy way to involve your office, school, church, scout troop or community group in helping the animals.
Volunteer to help us sort bottles and cans. All of our empties are sorted by manufacturer, container type and size before being picked up for recycling. This allows us to redeem them for $.08, rather than the usual $.05. Volunteers do it all. It's a fun and easy community service activity and you'll be able to see the good you are doing when you visit the pets.