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Oregon Bottle Deposit To Double Next Spring


Oregonians will get a bigger refund for bottles and cans they return to the state.

Oregonians will get a bigger refund for bottles and cans they return to the state.

Hillsboro Tribune

The refund Oregonians will get from returning used soda cans and water bottles is about to go up.

This week the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced that it was doubling the redemption value of the Oregon Bottle Bill.

Starting in April 2017, the redemption rate for bottles and cans will increase to 10 cents per container.

According to the OLCC, which enforces the state’s Bottle Bill, only about 64.5 percent of consumers returned their empty bottles and cans to the state in 2015, lower than the 68.26 percent rate documented in 2014.

To read more, visit the Hillsboro Tribune.

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