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BottleDrop and COVID-19

What you need to know.

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What you need to know.

UPDATED March 30, 2020 // 12:30pm

BottleDrop Redemption Centers are an important resource for many Oregon residents. We are committed to providing safe access to bottle and can returns during the coronavirus outbreak. Here’s what our customers need to know about BottleDrop and the coronavirus:

  • BottleDrop continues to monitor the situation and is closely following updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Oregon Health Authority, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, our elected leaders, and local health officials.
  • On March 27, 2020, the OLCC suspended enforcement of the Bottle Bill until April 30, 2020, to allow stores to focus their staff resources on keeping shelves stocked with food and supplies.
  • On March 23, 2020, Governor Kate Brown issued the “Stay Home, Save Lives” Executive Order to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
  • Many stores have temporarily stopped accepting bottle and can returns during this time.
  • All BottleDrop locations (in Spanish) are currently open, including drop door locations for Green Bags and Blue Bags. Until further notice, BottleDrop Redemption Centers will open daily from 9am – 5pm.
  • Use this recently updated map to find your closest BottleDrop. Use our locations finder to find all other BottleDrop services.
  • BottleDrop is taking extra steps to keep our Redemption Centers sanitized and to comply with social distancing protocols.
    • No more than 25 people in each Redemption Center at one time (including staff and customers).
    • Customers inside the Center must remain at least 6 feet apart. Please note markings on floor to form lines at safe distances.
    • Every other reverse vending machine will be used to help create more space between customers and allow staff to clean.
    • Only one adult may be at a reverse vending machine at one time.
    • Container limits will be strictly enforced (up to 350 containers per person, per day) to free up machines to more people.
    • A new bulk counting service will be available at some high-volume Redemption Centers. This service will offer a faster option for customers who wish to have containers counted for them. Customers at these Centers can give containers to a BottleDrop staff member who will take the containers to be counted and then provide a voucher for the cash refund.
  • Customers should plan for extra time and expect to wait outside our Redemption Center before being able to return containers. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Customers can check back here for updates or changes to BottleDrop’s operations related to the coronavirus.