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BottleDrop Green Bags

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Getting Started With Green Bags

  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 Login and Security, and request a card. You’ll get an activation code via text. 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.

Return Your Green Bags


  • 353M
    Containers recycled via Green Bags in 2019.
  • 518K
    BottleDrop account holders (and growing).
  • 60
    Drop locations (and growing).

Featured Frequently Asked Questions

Green Bags can be purchased at all BottleDrop Redemption Centers, BottleDrop Express, and Partner Retailer 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 do not put more than 30 glass bottles in each bag so the bag’s weight is 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 any Partner Retailer drop location, which are different from BottleDrop Express sites, do not count toward this limit. Learn more about Partner Retailer drop 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 Redemption Center, BottleDrop Express, and Partner Retail drop location. 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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