What better way to raise awareness of the need for a container deposit law than to cover your state capitol with used beverage containers? The West Virginia Citizen Action Group has sponsored West Virginia Deposit Day every year since 2004. The organizers of this successful event always involve several groups and lots of college students and they alert the press well in advance. The event is high-profile, with plenty of memorable visuals, gaining the attention of the public. The event also includes a mock redemption center, where event participants and onlookers can redeem deposits for their empty beverage cans and bottles. The links below are examples of some materials used for the 2006 Deposit Day.
Bottles and cans brought to the capitol by WVU Student Sierra Club members
2006, Vivian Stockman