PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission wants to remind consumers and retailers that additional beverages are being included in Oregon’s Bottle Bill and will have a refund value of 10 cents per container beginning January 1, 2018. This change came as the result of Oregon statute, ORS 459A.702.
Most beverages in bottles or cans that are sold in sealed glass, metal, and plastic in sizes from 4 ounces up to 1.5 liters will be included. Some of the common beverages that will have a 10-cent refund value are:
- Energy and Sports Drinks
- Hard Cider
- Protein Drinks
- Soda, beer, and water in sizes 3 liters or less will continue to have a refund value of 10 cents.
Beverages NOT included are:
- Wine/Distilled Spirits
- Milk (Dairy and plant-based)
- Infant Formula
- Meal-Replacement Drinks
OLCC has created resources for retailers and customers leading up to the transition.
“We want to make sure we’re communicating with everyone to make the transition as easy as possible,” says OLCC Executive Director Steve Marks. “We’re thankful to the legislature in allowing the manufacturers and retailers until January 2019 to get the proper labeling on the shelves.”
For more information on Oregon’s Bottle Bill:
OLCC’s website: http://www.oregon.gov/OLCC/pages/bottle_bill.aspx
Sign up for email alerts: http://www.oregon.gov/OLCC/pages/bottle_bill.aspx#Subscribe_for_Bottle_Bill%C2%A0Updates
Email OLCC staff: OLCC.BottleBill@oregon.gov