Recycling bottles and cans = good idea.
Helping veterans = good idea.
Doing this with a machine that uses electricity 24/7 = REALLY STUPID IDEA!
Clearly, this could be done with simple collection bins. No need to have a machine run by a computer, that talks to people, and is using electricity all day and all night, every day. These machines have gone up at Rite Aid drugstores around the city of Asheville. Here is a picture of one of them. This is not a 'dream' it is a nightmare of stupidity!