Bottle Bill Resource Guide

The 2013 Arizona bill

Bill Number and Name SB 1429 Bill text
Sponsors Senators Jackson Jr., Gallardo, Lopez: Ableser, Farley, Meza; Representatives Cardenas, Quezada
Beverages Covered All beverages
Containers Covered Steel, bi-metal, aluminum, glass or plastic beverage containers
Deposits
  • 5¢ up to 24 oz.
  • 10¢ over 24 oz.
Other Fees / Taxes
  • 1¢ "incentive payment" paid to redeemers.
  • Variable processing fee, paid by beverage manufacturers
Reclamation System Redemption Centers
Unredeemed Deposits Retained by the state

 

Details

Distributors pay deposits into a beverage container recycling fund, retailers pay them to distributors, and consumers to retailers.

A unique feature of this proposed law is the 1¢ "incentive payment' that is given to the consumer upon redemption of a container, in addition to the refund value. This payment is paid by the redemption center from the recycling fund.

The Processing fee is levied on containers that cost more to recycle than their scrap value. Beverage manufacturers are required to pay this fee into the Beverage Container Recycling Fund. The Department of Environmental Quality sets this fee.

The Department of Environmental Quality administers the system.

Progress

February 5, 2013: Introduced

February 6, 2013: Second Reading

April 27, 2013: Session adjourned with bills held in committee


The 2008 Arizona Campaign

Bill Number and Name HB2760 Bill text
Sponsors SINEMA, ABLESER, LUJAN, SCHAPIRA, YOUNG WRIGHT, BRADLEY, CAMPBELL CH, CHABIN, FARLEY, GALLARDO, LOPES, LOPEZ, MEZA, RIOS P, ULMER
Containers Covered Any beverage container constructed of steel, bi-metal, aluminum, glass or plastic
Beverages Covered All beverages
Deposits 5¢ up to 24 oz.
10¢ over 24 oz.
Consumers who deliver empties directly to redemption centers also receive a 1¢ 'incentive payment.'
Handling Fees Manufacturers may pay a 'processing fee' to the Beverage Recycling Fund if a container's scrap value is less than the recycling cost. Fee determined by the Department of Environmental Quality
Reclamation System Redemption centers, or return to retail if there is no nearby redemption center
Unredeemed Deposits Remain in the beverage container recycling fund to be administered by the director of the Department of Environmental Quality

Progress

February 11, 2008: Introduced and assigned to the Rules committee

April 26, 2008: Session adjourned and bill died without further consideration

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