As the bottle bill campaign entered its final days, a small army of 350 poll workers recruited by industry opponents of the measure filed out of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church yesterday afternoon with final marching orders and an added bonus:

A promise they would be paid $100 each for their work at the polls on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, about a mile away in the Capitol Hill offices of the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, some of an estimated 500 volunteers battling for approval of the bottle bill -- Initiative 28 -- lined up to receive bundles of literature that deposit advocates planned to drop at about 100,000 District homes over the weekend.

The contrasting scenes underscored the deep division in philosophy and style that has marked a campaign in which industry opponents have raised nearly $2 million, giving them a 20-to-1 edge over bottle bill supporters.

"I can feel strongly about it and still take the money," said one of the paid antideposit poll workers, a Ward 6 advisory neighborhood commissioner who asked not to be identified. "They {industry opponents} have the money. They'll just write it off on their taxes."

"I live in a neighborhood where people are inclined to just dump their trash on the streets," said Judy Jacobs, a free-lance writer and Capitol Hill resident working for the bottle bill. "On a good Saturday or Sunday, a kid could make a good amount of money" picking up cans and bottles that would be worth at least 5 cents if the bill is approved.

Overshadowed by the intensity of bottle bill politics, meanwhile, were campaigns for six D.C. school board seats and a school financing initiative. School board candidates put their phone banks on overtime yesterday and took to busy street corners in an effort to get out the vote.

Heavy advertising by bottle bill opponents is expected to increase the voter turnout in an off-year election that would otherwise likely draw only modest numbers to the polls. In the last off-year election, in 1985, the turnout was just less than 48,000, or about 18 percent of the registered voters -- compared with 48 percent in the mayoral election last year.

The anti-bottle bill campaign in Washington sounded familiar to officials in other states with deposit laws, who recalled that beverage giants, retailers and bottle and can manufacturers had been fighting deposits in other jurisdictions for years.

Still, the campaign surprised many veteran political observers in Washington with its controversial tactics and unprecedented expenditures -- which outstripped Mayor Marion Barry's reelection campaign spending last year.

National political consultants for the industry coalition, organized as the Clean Capital City Committee, determined early on that voters who were most likely to be swayed by arguments that deposits raise prices and cause inconvenience were low-income black groups that are least likely to vote.

Clean Capital City, with large infusions of funds from individual beverage makers and industry trade groups, hired several minority media consultants, who constructed a citywide organization of local political operatives.

In March, the industry organization started recruiting civic and church leaders to lend their names to the antideposit cause. The group flooded D.C. homes with telephone calls and glossy pamphlets denouncing the bottle proposal, and for nearly seven months aired its message almost continuously on predominantly black radio stations.

Heavily outspent, environmentalists and other advocates aligned with the Bottle Initiative Campaign sent volunteers to the streets handing out literature. They pleaded with radio and television station owners for free air time to respond to the industry media campaign.

The two sides met face-to-face in more than 100 community debates across the city. But the most intense battles were fought from phone banks, in direct mailings and on the airwaves.

There were repeated charges of deception. One industry television commercial portrayed a Howard University professor opposed to deposits, but did not mention that he had been on the industry payroll as a consultant since March. Another appeared to depict spontaneous remarks of city residents with misgivings about deposits -- but they had been paid to deliver their lines.

One radio ad claimed that a deposit law had killed a recycling center in a town in upstate New York. But officials there said that the town's recycling program was unaffected by that state's bottle bill.

In school board elections, six of the 11 board members are up for reelection and 13 challengers have signed up to oppose them.

In Ward 7, two-term incumbent Nate Bush was so confident of victory over school social worker Herbert Boyd and lawyer James Miles that he said he was taking the final weekend of the campaign off.

Boyd, who has won the support of D.C. Council member H.R. Crawford (D-Ward 7) and the Washington Teachers Union, and Miles have charged Bush with ignoring the needs of the ward schools; Bush, the board's finance chairman, has stressed his efforts to improve junior high school achievement levels.

In Ward 5, incumbent Bettie Benjamin faces McKinley High School counselor Angie Corley, parent activist Kathryn Pearson-West and city training specialist Samuel Robinson.

In the only citywide board race, incumbent Eugene Kinlow (At Large) faces Paul Burke, a social science researcher and former teacher who has mounted an unusually active campaign, and David Dabney, a psychiatrist who has been a substitute teacher in D.C. public schools.

A Washington Post story yesterday, based on D.C. Office of Campaign Finance records, reported that Burke had not submitted a finance report by a mid-October deadline. However, a stamped receipt from the D.C. campaign finance office provided yesterday by the Burke campaign showed that Burke had filed a report disclosing that $2,321 had been raised through September.

Kinlow, who is also deputy assistant secretary of Health and Human Services, has stressed his close involvement in the last selection of a school superintendent, a task the school system is about to begin anew. Burke has released a steady stream of position papers offering detailed solutions to the system's nagging achievement and teacher training problems.

In Ward 6, incumbent Bob Boyd faces four challengers in his race for a second term: Geraldine Bell, Charlotte Holmes, Irving Hinton and John "Peter Bug" Matthews. In other races, incumbent Linda Cropp (Ward 4) faces Deputy U.S. Marshal Art Lloyd, and board member Wilma Harvey (Ward 1) is being challenged by Howard University professor Edward Beasley.

There was hardly any last-minute campaigning on either side of Initiative 25, which would give city voters a chance to declare education funding to be "of the highest priority."