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BottleDrop Green Bags

The easiest way to redeem deposit containers.

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  • 530M
    Containers recycled via Green Bags in 2020.
  • 636K
    BottleDrop account holders.
  • 66
    Current bag drop locations.

Know Before Beginning

Here are a few answers to questions we get asked. For more insight, visit our FAQ page.

  • Bag Drop Limit

    Each account can return up to 15 bags per quarter, which run Jan – Mar, Apr – June, July – Sep, and Oct – Dec.

    Bags dropped at locations specifically indicated as a Partner Retailer will not count toward this limit.

  • Getting Green Bags and Bag Tag Stickers

    Purchase Green Bags and print bag tag stickers at the same places where you can drop off your bags.

    Visit our Location Finder to see what BottleDrop services are available near you or around Oregon.

  • Green Bag Program Fees

    Green Bags, which are required, cost $2.00 per roll of 10, and there’s a $0.40 processing fee for each bag you return.

    For bags dropped at Partner Retailer locations, the processing fee is paid by the store and not you.

Getting Started

  1. Sign Up

    Sign up for a BottleDrop account online or visit the kiosk at a BottleDrop Redemption Center, BottleDrop Express, or Partner Retailer drop location. To find a kiosk near you, head to our location finder and search ‘Find a kiosk or get a new/replacement account card.’

    If you signed up online, use the online username and password you created to log in to your account. If you signed up at a kiosk, use your 9-digit account card number and the password that was sent to your phone or email to log in.

  2. Gear Up

    Account card: you’ll get this from our kiosks. If you signed up online, log in to your account, select Manage BottleDrop Cards, and request a card. Then, visit a kiosk and use the code to get your card. If you signed up at a kiosk, your card should be automatically dispensed.

    Bag tags: print these at a kiosk and put one of these stickers on each of your bags. They are specific to your account and let us know the bags belong to you.

    Green Bags: purchase boxes of our bags at a BottleDrop Redemption Center, BottleDrop Express, or Partner Retailer drop location.

  3. Fill Up & Drop Off

    Fill your bags with Oregon deposit containers. If you’re not sure what to put in your Green Bag, visit the Oregon Liquor Control Commission Bottle Bill page for a list of eligible beverage container types.

    Remember to put a bag tag on each bag before using your account card to open the drop door. Then shut the door after dropping your bags to encourage other customers to scan their card. This helps us track everyone’s bags.

    To find a BottleDrop Redemption Center, BottleDrop Express, or Partner Retailer drop location where you can drop Green Bags, search ‘Drop Green or Blue Bags’ on our location finder.

  4. Cash Out

    We’ll credit your account within seven days. After your bags process, get your cash voucher at a kiosk and take it to the BottleDrop Pay Station or to the retail cashier to get your refund. Or learn how to get 20% more refund value with BottleDrop Plus, donate to a nonprofit through BottleDrop Give, or use your refunds to save for education.


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