Empties for Animals

Pennies really do add up for the animals. In 2022 the redemption value of all the bottles and cans collected totaled $198,019! This incredible program keeps growing, thanks to our volunteers and our corporate partner, Goldstein Auto Group. 

You may drop off your empties at any time at the Lisa Mitzen Animal Care Center. You may also bring them to any of Goldstein Auto Group's four locations during business hours.


Drop-off Locations:

Goldstein Buick GMC
1671 Central Avenue, Albany

Goldstein Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
968 New Loudon Road, Latham

Goldstein Subaru
1754 Central Avenue, Albany

Goldstein Collision Center
1669 Central Avenue, Albany NY


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.

Or 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.

For more information about our Empties for Animals program or volunteering, please email our Volunteer Manager or call 518.434.8128 ext 212.