Bottle Bill Fact Sheet
The redemption value on containers will increase from 5 cents to 10 cents beginning April 1, 2017
In accordance with Oregon Law, the OLCC was required to evaluate state-wide redemption data for each of the two previous calendar years to determine if the number of beverage containers returned for the refund value was less than 80% of the total number of beverage containers that were sold in Oregon. Because the redemption rates for 2014 and 2015 were below 80%, ORS 459A.705 requires the refund value to increase to 10 cents. As required by law, the refund value will increase to 10 cents beginning April 1, 2017.
The OLCC has calculated the statewide redemption rate for the following years:
Phased Container Labeling
House Bill 2746 was signed by Governor Kate Brown during the 2017 regular session. The change allows a grace period for containers labeled with OR 10¢ to be phased onto store shelves through September 30, 2018. The refund value will be 10¢ regardless of the amount shown on the container. Currently, beverages included are water, beer, and soft drinks. In 2018, when more beverages are added, there will also be a grace period applied to the labeling of those containers through December 31, 2018.