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What is BottleDrop?

BottleDrop is a statewide network of services, locations, and programs centered around Oregon’s bottle deposit.

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We offer a variety of ways for individuals and nonprofits to return deposit containers and use the refund.

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BottleDrop Offerings

  • Services: hand-counts, self-serve machines, bag drops, customer service, and more;
  • Locations: Redemption Centers, BottleDrop Express, Partner Retailers, and over 2,500 retailers across Oregon;
  • Programs: Green Bags for individuals, Blue Bags (BottleDrop Give) for nonprofits, and Refillables;
  • Partnerships: BottleDrop Plus, KairosPDX, Oregon College Savings Plan, Solve, The People’s Depot, and a growing list of craft beverage makers.
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Returning Deposit Containers

We offer three ways to return Oregon deposit containers.

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  • Self-Serve Returns Kiosks

    Self-Serve Returns

    Return up to 350 empty containers per person, per day in a clean, friendly, and fully-staffed Redemption Centers using our state-of-the-art, self-serve, bottle and can return machines. Receive your cash refund using our onsite Pay Station, or put your refund values in your BottleDrop account. Find BottleDrop self-serve return machines.

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    Green Bag Program

    Use our Green Bags to gather your empty deposit containers. Once you’ve filled a bag, two, or ten, use the drop door at a Redemption Center, BottleDrop Express, or Partner Retailer. We’ll process your bags and credit your account within 7 days. Then, when you’re ready, get cash or use BottleDrop Plus to get 20% more refund value as store credit at participating stores.

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    Hand-Counted Returns

    BottleDrop offers 25 locations with Customer Service desks and Hand Count services. Visit one of these locations, or many other stores around Oregon, to have up to 50 containers hand counted per day. Then you can be on your way with your cash refund. Find a location to get a hand count.

I just visited the new BottleDrop and it was an excellent experience! Trying to take cans and bottles back before was a pain. I was amazed at how quick and quiet the process was at BottleDrop…and easy! I’m telling all my neighbors and friends about it.

— Lynn Wright, Newport, Oregon
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Featured Frequently Asked Questions

Return up to 350 bottles and cans per person per day. Receive your cash refund using our onsite Pay Station, or put refund values on your BottleDrop account. Find self-serve return machines

On a computer or a mobile device, click the “Login” button on the BottleDrop home page and enter your username and password, or log in to your account at one of our many BottleDrop Kiosk locations.

You can log in to your BottleDrop account to update your pin. If you have any questions, give us a call us at (503) 542-5252 or send us an email at

BottleDrop Plus is a program that allows BottleDrop account holders to get 20% more refund value when they use their refunds to make purchases at participating retailers. Learn more about how to use BottleDrop Plus

BottleDrop refillable bottles can be returned much like any other deposit container. Simply drop it in your Green Bag or use a BottleDrop return machine. You can also return BottleDrop refillables with the BottleBox program, or at one of our participating retail locations. Learn more about BottleDrop Refillables

For additional FAQs or to contact us directly, please visit our customer service page.
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BottleDrop in the News

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