Oregon bottle deposit doubles to a dime April 1

Regardless of amount shown on container

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Oregon Liquor Control Commission reminded customers, retailers and manufacturers on Wednesday that the redemption value for eligible containers covered under Oregon’s Bottle Bill will increase from 5 cents to 10 cents beginning April 1.

As of April 1, all eligible containers will receive a 10-cent refund, regardless of the amount shown on the container.  Containers redeemed before April 1 will be refunded at the rate of 5 cents per container.

The following types of beverage containers size three liters or less are currently included in Oregon’s Bottle Bill:

  • Water/Flavored Water
  • Soda Water/Mineral Water
  • Carbonated Soft Drinks
  • Beer/Malt Beverages

“We want to make the transition as smooth as possible for customers, retailers, and manufacturers,” said OLCC Executive Director Steve Marks.  “Our goal is to provide resources for retailers so that they can help get the word out to consumers.”

To ease the conversion and avoid confusion for customers, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission has made a variety of tools available for retailers to post in store, at the cash register, and at reverse vending areas to help inform customers prior to the change. 

Posters, signs, and shelf tags for retailers are available for download in English, Korean, and Spanish. Business-sized cards are also available for download to be handed to customers at the cash register.

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