Green Bag Program Frequently Asked Questions

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With the Green Bag program you can simply drop off bags of bottles and cans with an Oregon refund value. We’ll do the counting and processing, and the value of the containers will be credited to your BottleDrop account. Then you can use get extra value on your returns with BottleDrop Plus, make donations to your favorite causes, or contribute your refund value to an Oregon college savings plan.

Signing up for an account is free. A roll of 10 Green Bags costs $2.00, and a $0.35 fee is charged for each bag processed by BottleDrop. Bag Tag stickers are required for each bag and are free to print from any BottleDrop kiosk. All bag purchases and processing fees are debited from the account, so no payment is required to get started. Bag Tag stickers are required for each bag, and are free to print.

Green Bags are 13 gallons (about the size of a common kitchen trash bag) and hold between 70 and 90 standard 12 ounce bottles and cans. The amount of containers that can be placed in a Green Bag varies based on container size and weight. Green Bags should never be more than 20 pounds and should be cinched all the way closed to ensure containers stay in the bag.

A box of 10 Green Bag costs $2.00. Bag Tag stickers are free to print at kiosks at bag drop locations. 

You can drop bags at our full service Redemption Centers and our Express drop door locations. Find Bag Drop locations on our locations finder.

You can drop off up to two Green Bags per account per day. If you have more than two Green Bags to drop off, please contact customer service to schedule a large bag drop appointment. With an appointment, you are able to drop off up to 10 Green Bags at the specified date and time of your appointment. Appointments are scheduled Monday through Saturday between 9am and 2pm at all BottleDrop Redemption Centers. Please note appointments book quickly and must be scheduled a week before the desired drop off date.

Dropping more than two bags without an appointment can flag your account for violating the terms and conditions of the BottleDrop account that were agreed to during account activation. Repeated violations of the terms and conditions could result in closure of your account.

You can purchase Green Bags and print Bag Tag stickers at the same places where you can drop off your bags. Please see our locations page to find BottleDrop locations near you.

You can put any container in a Green Bag that is eligible for an Oregon refund. You can mix plastic, metal, and glass containers in the same bag. Containers must have been purchased in Oregon, and they must be empty, whole, and uncrushed.

Please note: Containers purchased outside of Oregon do not have an Oregon refund value, even if they have the OR 10 refund value on the label. Knowingly returning containers purchased outside of Oregon is fraud and is punishable by law. However, you do not have to be an Oregon resident to redeem containers in Oregon. If you live out of state and purchase refund eligible containers in Oregon, we advise you to keep relevant receipts to present to BottleDrop staff upon request.

Visit the Oregon Liquor Control Commission Bottle Bill page for an extensive list of eligible beverage container types.

Yes. There is a 20-pound weight limit for each bag. Twenty pounds is about 30 standard-sized 12 ounce glass bottles. If you have a lot of glass bottles, we recommend putting 10-15 glass bottles in a bag and filling it the rest of the way with plastic and aluminum to keep it light.

No. We are not able to accept crushed or flattened containers in BottleDrop Green Bags. Our staff will hand count up to 50 crushed or flattened containers per day as long as they are not damaged past the point of identifying the container and refund value information.

Processing time varies based on business volumes and location.
We usually process bags and credit your account within 48 hours, but please allow up to five days for bags to be processed.

These are the BottleDrop account terms and conditions. Please note that an account can be closed with or without notice if found to be in violation of the terms and conditions, which you agree to upon signing up for an account.

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