Town Talk

Direct Deposit store boosts benefit drives

Direct Deposit of Warrensburg, this month's featured local business, not only offers a convenient place to drop off recyclable containers, but it assists community groups in their fundraising efforts.

Owned and operated by local residents Lou and Dean Ackley, Direct Deposit is located at 3918B Main St. in Warrensburg, directly behind Cooper-LeCount Real Estate office.

In been in business for six years, Direct Deposit accepts not just particular brands of containers like many stores, but they take any containers with a New York state deposit stamp on the can or bottle. This means that all brand of not only beer and soda containers are accepted, but even many water and juice containers are recycled now, according to amendments to state law.

Many area churches, charitable groups have accounts at Direct Deposit, so citizens can bring in their cans, and the deposit rebates are credited to their chosen organization. Direct Deposit has for years been assisting in various groups' fundraisers in this manner. One container drive for a local group yielded 22,000 cans, Dean Ackley said this week.

Direct Deposit will also hold deposit receipts for individuals who seek to save up extra money. Some citizens bring in cans and build up a bankroll, paid out months later, for Christmas spending, vacations, or unanticipated expenses. With the average household income in Warrensburg only $36,000, many people rely on such deposit money to pay for extras in their lives, Dean Ackley said.

Accepting containers isn't Direct Deposit's only helpful enterprise. They also offer a wide range of high quality day-old baked goods at vastly reduced prices, and their inventory is re-stocked twice a week.

Direct Deposit can be reached by phone at 623-9594. The business is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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