OLCC Commissioners Approve 2018 Bottle Bill Expansion

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PORTLAND, Ore. – At its monthly meeting October 26, 2017, the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved additional clarification for the container types to be included in the 2018 Bottle Bill Expansion. Effective January 1, 2018, all beverage containers between 4 ounces and 1.5 liters have a refund value of 10¢, except distilled liquor, wine, dairy or plant-based milk, meal replacement beverages and infant formula.  Water, beer, and carbonated soft drinks in containers of 3 liters or less will continue to have a refund value and most other beverages, including but not limited to tea, coffee, hard cider, fruit juice, kombucha, coconut water, as well as sports and energy drinks will be added.

More information on the Oregon Bottle Bill can be found at http://www.oregon.gov/OLCC/pages/bottle_bill.aspx