BottleDrop and COVID-19

Small Deposit, Big Return

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 Overview

  • 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 in your BottleDrop account. Find BottleDrop self-serve return machines.

  • A woman depositing a Green Bag into a Green Bag deposit window.

    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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  • A BottleDrop staff person hand counting container returns.

    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 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’ve told all my neighbors and friends about it.

— Lynn Wright, Newport, Oregon
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