Small Deposit, Big Return

BottleDrop is the most convenient way to redeem your Oregon beverage containers, helping you recycle and keep Oregon clean, green, and litter free!


Purchasing Green Bags

Make the Most of Your Bottle and Can Returns

In Oregon, we help keep public spaces litter free by providing the $0.10 refund value for qualifying beverage containers. We make it easy for you to return containers and receive the refund value by providing many convenient return options.

Through BottleDrop, you can immediately redeem your containers through self-serve machines and hand counts at any of our 25 full-service Redemption Centers. You can also let us do the work for you. With the ease and convenience of the Green Bag Program, you can drop full bags of containers for redemption at a Redemption Center or participating grocery store with a bag drop location. We also work with Oregon nonprofits who can engage their supporters and supercharge their fundraising through our Blue Bag program.

Once you’ve returned your containers, you can get the refund value as either cash or store credit at participating retailers through BottleDrop Plus, which offers 20% more refund value. Additionally, you can save for education by linking your BottleDrop account to an Oregon College Savings Plan account. We make it easy for you to help keep Oregon beautiful, give new life to your redeemable beverage containers, and put your redemption funds to work! Our system remains one of the most effective in the nation, helping redeem and recycle nearly two billion containers each year.

Account Options


Three Ways to Return Your Containers

We offer three easy ways for people to return their bottles and cans.

  • Self-Serve Returns Kiosks

    Self-Serve Returns

    Return up to 350 empty containers per person, per day in a clean, friendly, and staffed Redemption Centers using our 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.

  • 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.

    Create a Green Bag Account
  • 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
Testinomial Background

BottleDrop in the News

Recent media and press coverage.

News

For FAQs and More, Visit Customer Service

Get your questions answered