"My" club almost requires that you pick up your brass....
I say "almost" because sweeping it into a corner is OK, or if there's a few guys down there shooting, letting one of the others pick it up rather than halt the otherwise unrestrained shooting.
I've rarely seen more than six or seven shooters, so coordination is pretty simple.
Once the stuff is in the barrel, anybody who cares can root through the mess later. Casual shooters tend to just dump their brass, whereas us serious shooters tend to want to keep it. OTOH if you're not reloading (or planning to reload) a specific caliber....
In my case, I reload .45ACP, .40S&W auto, and 9mm. I've been known to find enough brass to pay for the gas to get out there
, but it's not consistent. I refuse to worry about it, other than NOT shooting non-brass cased ammo, or Berdan-primed stuff. We had a member shooting .45's who had his setup arranged to drop his casings on the bench in front of him. He was keeping much better records than I do
Back before Zero's first election, I wasn't reloading, and gave my brass to a buddy who was. Every once in a while (I think his wife wanted to use the recliner
), he'd give me a handful of .45 brass. He just didn't need the stuff. I used some for cash at my local gun pusher's to buy more loaded rounds, and when things got hairy, gave a mound of the stuff to a local reloader. Told him to just hold 'em for credit as I'd try to be back when he had something I needed. In October 2012, I finally bit the bullet, and went to see the guy for a Dillon press. Used the credit to help pay for the press.
Very helpful - when Zero got re-elected, I had a little trouble finding supplies, but I was still able to shoot regularly. No regrets. I'm not saving as much money that way as when I started, but it's good enough, and good enough to satisfy my wife's "what the heck is that for?" questions. ("Well,it's $25 at the store, and costs about $15 if I make it....")