BottleDrop saves time and hassle. Here, Chris shows how to use BottleDrop and how to get the most bang for his buck.
Steps 2 & 3: Fill your bags with returnable bottles and cans, like this beer bottle. Apply your BottleDrop sticker to the outside of the bag.
Redeemable items include: Bottles and cans for beer, soft drinks, water, tea, coffee, fruit juice, coconut water, hard cider and kombucha.
Step 4: Head to a BottleDrop Redemption Center and choose your option: BottleDrop account, self-serve or hand count.
If you have a BottleDrop account set up, use your BottleDrop card to unlock door, then push your bottle bag through. You’ll be credited every time you use the system, and then you can redeem your balance for cash at any BottleDrop Redemption Center.
Steps 5 & 6: Use a BottleDrop Plus kiosk in participating redemption centers and retail grocery stores for store credit. BottleDrop Plus allows you to get 20 percent more for your bottle and can redemptions (that’s 12 cents per container!). This is what Chris does because he shops at the grocery store and can use the store credit immediately.
According to Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative, the organization that operates BottleDrop redemption centers, as of 2018, more than 60 percent of all returns come through a BottleDrop center and nearly 200,000 Oregonians are green bag account holders.
Find a BottleDrop location near you at www.bottledropcenters.com.