Tag Archives: Bottle Deposits/Redemption

Oregon Could Crack Down On Out-Of-State Bottle Returns

Could you make a profit by collecting empties outside of Oregon and bringing them back for a ten-cent deposit? They tried something like that on Seinfeld. Source: Oregon Could Crack Down On Out-Of-State Bottle Returns

Oregon Bottle Deposit System Hits 90 Percent Redemption Rate

Oregon’s bottle deposit system is recycling more containers than ever before despite major disruptions in global recycling markets. Last year, Oregon recycled 90 percent of the beverage containers covered by its bottle deposit system. The rate has jumped from 64 percent just two years ago and the total number of bottles recycled reached an all-time […]
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Editorial: Bill’s limit on deposit refunds makes sense

Oregon beverage distributors who are members of the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative have a problem. Too often, they say, they’re being asked to give deposit refunds on bottles sold outside Oregon, where no deposit is required. Source: Editorial: Bill’s limit on deposit refunds makes sense

State bottle redemption rate reaches 90 percent

Amid challenges in Asia, more Oregonians recycling bottles and cans than ever. During a year clouded by disruption to Oregon’s overseas markets for its recyclables, some good news emerged from the state’s recycling industry last week: Oregonians recycled more bottles, cans and other contains than ever before through the bottle deposit program. Source: State bottle […]
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State bottle redemption rate reaches 90 percent

Amid challenges in Asia, more Oregonians recycling bottles and cans than ever. During a year clouded by disruption to Oregon’s overseas markets for its recyclables, some good news emerged from the state’s recycling industry last week: Oregonians recycled more bottles, cans and other contains than ever before through the bottle deposit program. Source: State bottle […]
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Oregon senator to introduce bill to thwart return of bottles, cans bought in Washington

Early last month, Mark Moors woke up to discover that someone stole something he was trying to throw away. Source: Oregon senator to introduce bill to thwart return of bottles, cans bought in Washington

Opinion: Is BottleDrop really supposed to be an improvement?

I arrived at the Bottle Drop Scamming Center just before noon. Parking was tight but manageable. I wore my grubbies as I know it is a smelly and potentially dirty job. It was mid-week, mid-month: I was hoping to avoid a crowd. The sellers of these products have a disincentive make things easy: every can […]
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Our view | Bottle Bill rate increase paying dividends

While there are plenty of things that divide Oregonians, there are three pillars that unite us. We speak, of course, of no sales tax, no self-pumping at gas stations and the Bottle Bill. Source: Our view | Bottle Bill rate increase paying dividends – Editorials – East Oregonian

Recycling numbers up after increase in deposit amount

Cans and bottles must be from Oregon to be redeemed for a deposit. Ten cents may not sound like much, but for people who are diligent about returning cans and bottles, deposits can quickly add up to more than pocket change. It was adding up for the Agape House on Tuesday, as a steady stream […]
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Bottle redemption centers report spike in use in Bend and beyond

Bottle, can redemption especially key with recycling changes overseas. The percentage of bottles and cans going to Bend’s redemption center has skyrocketed in the past year, part of a larger statewide trend. At the Bend BottleDrop, located at 755 NE Second St., more than 3 million additional glass bottles, plastic containers and aluminum cans were […]
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