BottleDrop and COVID-19

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BottleDrop and COVID-19

What you need to know.

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We're In This Together

BottleDrop values our customers, staff, and Oregon community. As always, we’re committed to providing safe access to container returns. During the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve made changes to ensure that our locations are safe and secure so we can continue accepting container returns. Beginning May 29, many stores across the state will begin accepting container returns again. Learn more.

We appreciate our customers adapting to our social distancing guidelines and safety measures. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

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BottleDrop and COVID-19 FAQs

All BottleDrop locations are open daily, including all BottleDrop Redemption Centers and bag drop doors. We’ve also added a temporary emergency return location at our headquarters in Portland through May 31. Use our locations finder to find your closest BottleDrop.

Retailers in reopening counties entering Phase 1 will be required to resume accepting empty beverage containers from customers within two weeks of reopening, through their reverse vending machines or by hand count. (For example: counties entering Phase 1 on May 15 will have two weeks to become compliant by May 29.)

Yes. We’ve implemented changes for the health and safety of our staff and customers. Some of our changes include limiting the number of people inside our locations, requiring customers to remain 6 feet apart at all times, and increasing the cleaning and sanitizing of frequently touched surfaces. Our Redemption Centers have extra staff, signage, and markings to help customers follow these social distancing measures. We encourage customers to wear face masks when visiting our Centers.

Yes. We encourage our customers to donate funds from their accounts to our BottleDrop Give nonprofits or to connect with one of these nonprofits to collect containers on their behalf.

Yes. You can drop off up to 15 bags per Green Bag account each quarter at BottleDrop locations. Bags dropped at partner retailer locations do not count toward this limit (learn more about partner retailer locations). If you reach your limit, you can still return containers via the reverse vending machines at our Redemption Centers.

Many of our partner retailers now carry Green Bags. You can also get Green Bags and tags at a BottleDrop Redemption Center. If there is a line, you may ask staff if you can skip the line to use the kiosk to print tags and purchase Green Bags.