Machine for collecting, shredding and compacting cans Patent #: 4121514
ApplicationNo. 05/886333 filed on 03/13/1978
US Classes:194/209, And means to test physical characteristic of check100/902CAN CRUSHERS
ExaminersPrimary: Spar, Robert J.
Assistant: Wacyra, Edward M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesG07F 7/00 (20060101)
G07F 7/06 (20060101)
AbstractA recycling apparatus and method for accepting the return of selected types of used containers and for dispensing compensation for the deposit in the apparatus of an approved type of container. A returned container is placed into a depository in the apparatus wherein a scanner reads code markings on the container. If the code indicates the container is of an acceptable type, the container is deposited in a storage receptacle within which the containers are periodically compacted. The customer has the option of selecting compensation from the apparatus of either a given amount of money or a chit worth more than the given amount which may be credited towards the purchase of select products.