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BottleDrop Green Bags

The easiest way to redeem containers.

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Green Bags - Just Fill, Drop, & Go!

  1. Person signing up for a BottleDrop account at a BottleDrop kiosk


    Sign up for a BottleDrop account online or visit the kiosk at a BottleDrop Redemption Center or one of our partner retail locations.

  2. Two people putting empty sodas cans in a BottleDrop Green Bag


    Buy BottleDrop Green Bags at our Redemption Centers or at participating retailers. Fill bags with your empty beverage containers.

  3. One adult and two kids putting Green Bags into a BottleDrop Redemption Center drop door


    No waiting! Drop off Green Bags. Just drop your bags at any BottleDrop location or one of our partner retailers. Use your BottleDrop card to open the Drop Door.

  4. Person using BottleDrop kiosk to get store credit using BottleDrop Plus.


    Get cash at any kiosk or BottleDrop Redemption Center. Push Plus to get 20% more in store credit from participating retailers. Or, log into your account and transfer your balance to one of over 2,000 Oregon nonprofits or to an Oregon College Savings Plan account.

Return Your Green Bags

  • 353M
    Containers recycled via Green Bags in 2019.
  • 405K
    BottleDrop account holders (and growing).
  • 52
    Drop locations (and growing).

Featured Frequently Asked Questions

Green Bags can be purchased at all Redemption Centers and bag drop locations. A box of Green Bags has 10 bags, and each bag can hold between 70 and 90 containers.

Green Bags will be processed and credited to your account within 7 days. In the event BottleDrop is unable to process a bag and credit your account within 7 days, we will provide a bag credit based on recent activity in your account.

All beverage containers with an Oregon refund value can be returned in your Green Bags. Do not crush containers. You may mix plastic, glass, and aluminum bottles and cans in the same bag. Please make sure to put no more than 30 glass bottles in each bag to keep the bag’s weight under our 20 lb. limit.

The quickest way to sign up is with a valid Oregon ID. We ask for an Oregon ID to verify your identity and address to help keep your account secure. We do not use personal information for any purpose other than to set up your account and contact you if there are issues with your account.

Additionally, a valid SMS capable phone number is required to create a BottleDrop account online or at a BottleDrop Kiosk. Customers without an SMS capable phone may contact BottleDrop Customer Service and provide a valid email address and valid identification with a mailing address to qualify for a BottleDrop account.

Please note, an Oregon ID is not required to get an account. Customers signing up online or at a kiosk without an Oregon ID will simply need to have their account verified by our customer service team.

You can drop off up to 15 bags per account, per quarter year at BottleDrop locations. Bags dropped at partner retailer locations do not count toward this limit (learn more about partner retailer locations).

Each quarter year starts and ends as follows:

  • The first quarter starts January 1 and ends March 31.
  • The second quarter starts April 1 and ends June 30.
  • The third quarter starts July 1 and ends September 30.
  • The fourth quarter starts October 1 and ends December 31.

When you reach your limit, you will receive an SMS or email notification if you have accurate contact information on your account and your card will no longer open the drop doors until the next quarter.

You will still be able to withdraw your account balance, use Plus, and purchase Green Bags. You may also continue to redeem containers using our self-service machines at any BottleDrop.

To find out how many bags you can drop today, or how close you are to your limit, log in to your account.

You can drop bags at any BottleDrop drop door or at one of our partner retailer drop locations. Find Bag Drop locations on our locations finder.

Still have questions? For additional FAQs or to contact us directly, please visit our customer service page.
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