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Containers for Change

Making it easy to give back to the community.

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Having a Community Impact

Customers who wish to participate in OBRC’s Containers for Change Program may simply leave their bag tag sticker off their Green Bag. OBRC uses 100% of the funds from containers in those bags to support nonprofits and advocacy organizations, as well as foundations, through the Containers for Change program. A portion of these funds go to support the Oregon Community Foundation’s BottleDrop Fund, a portion of the funds are used to support one or multiple featured nonprofit(s) and/or foundation(s) through a revolving fundraiser-of-the-month partnership, and a portion of the funds may be used by OBRC for things like matching BottleDrop Give contributions to nonprofits, supporting nonprofit and advocacy organizations working in the spirit of the Bottle Bill through things like grants and sponsorships, and supporting resilient communities through the OBRC Emergency Fund. In 2020, the OBRC Emergency Fund helped support the Oregon Food Bank during the COVID-19 pandemic and assisted communities and local fire departments heavily impacted by devastating forest fires. Updates about these partnerships will be included in BottleDrop’s monthly email newsletter.


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Bag Tags

OBRC and BottleDrop created the Containers for Change program to make it easy to give back to the community by simply leaving off your bag tag. Want credit for your bag? Make sure you place a bag tag on it. BottleDrop relies on bag tag stickers that are uniquely associated with customer accounts to properly credit Green Bags. Customers who inadvertently drop a bag without a sticker and do not wish for the funds from their containers to be directed to the Containers for Change program can contact customer service at 503-542-5252 to inquire about credit for their bag.


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Featured Partners of the Month

  • Friends of the Owyhee, promoting conservation advocacy, stewardship, and responsible recreation in the Owyhee region
  • Human Access Project, transforming Portland’s relationship with the Willamette River through action and advocacy
  • Klamath Wingwatchers, supporting a network of trails that provide access to Klamath Falls’ Lake Ewauna
  • Oregon Historical Society, making Oregon’s long, rich history visible and accessible to all, including honoring the history and legacy of Oregon’s Bottle Bill
  • Nonprofits selected by our Hidden Bottle Hunt winners:
    • Central Point Elementary Parent Teacher Organization
    • Hope4Paws of Grant County
    • Stayton Young Life
    • Street Dog Hero
    • Street Roots
    • Toledo Food Share Pantry
    • Toledo Jr/Sr High School Music Program
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Consideration to be Featured

Interested in having your nonprofit considered for a monthly Containers for Change feature? Email us with a description of your organization, information about where you operate, what you are fundraising to do, and how your work meets a pressing need in your community or aligns with the spirit of the Bottle Bill – environmental impact, litter remediation, helping unhoused and vulnerable Oregonians, protecting Oregon’s special places, and building community.