Please Take Action!

We need your help!

HB 7294, An Act Concerning Bottle Redemption in the State, currently is under review by the CT State Legislature’s Finance, Review and Bonding Committee.

Here is how you can help:

  • SUPPORT COMPETITIVE RECYCLE FEES. Please keep this bill alive! The Arc ECT operates one of the only redemption centers in Connecticut, employing people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) at minimum wage. Currently, for every unit received, The Arc ECT loses about 2 cents. Current redemption rates are NOT COMPETITVE: The redemption rate has been the same since 1978!Maine and Vermont are way ahead of Connecticut on this one.

  • MORE TRASH! The Arc ECT currently prevents more than 1,000,000 bottles and cans from ending up along the side of the road. Please help The Arc ECT keep Connecticut clean!

PLEASE keep HB 7294 alive! Please support jobs and job training for people with IDD. Please support A CLEANER CONNECTICUT!

Thank you for your excellent work!


Kathleen Stauffer

Chief Executive Officer

The Arc Quinebaug Valley and The Arc New London County merged in July 2019 to form The Arc Eastern Connecticut.  Both agencies were established in 1952 by parents of children with intellectual disabilities in order to ensure equal participation and choice in school, in the workplace, and in their communities. Combining program and staff strengths, The Arc Eastern Connecticut now serves the entire eastern CT region and is the largest chapter of The Arc in the state.


The Arc Eastern Connecticut

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Norwich, Connecticut 06360

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