The bottle bill last year increased the deposit to ten-cents for beer, water, and soft drinks.  Starting in the new year, almost all beverage bottles will require a deposit, including coffee, tea, kombucha, cider, juice, coconut water, protein shakes, drinking vinegars, etc.

Wine, liquor, milk, infant formula, and meal replacements are not included in the bottle bill expansion.

Keep in mind that most beverages will not be labeled with the Oregon ten-cents symbol – and some may reflect the old five-cents return value.  Manufacturers have until January 1, 2019 to update their container labeling to reflect the correct value.  Regardless of labeling, any bottles covered by the new regulations may be redeemed for ten-cents.

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