See Campaign History for the stories behind many of these changes.
|Original Law||2007 Expansion||2011 Expansion||Current Law|
|Name||The Beverage Container Act|
|Purpose||To reduce litter and increase recycling|
|Date Enacted||July 2, 2971||June 7, 2007||June 9, 2011|
|Date Implemented||October 1, 1972||January 1, 2009|
|Beverages Covered||Beer, malt, carbonated soft drinks, & mineral water||Added non-carbonated water||Expanded to all beverages except wine, liquor, milk, and milk substitutes||All beverages except wine, liquor, milk, and milk substitutes|
|Containers Covered||Any individual, separate, sealed glass, metal or plastic bottle, can, jar containing a beverage||Any individual, separate, sealed glass, metal or plastic bottle, can, jar containing a beverage|
|Amount of Deposit||Standard refillable: 2¢; all others 5¢||Added provision to allow increase of deposit value to 10¢||Standard refillable: 2¢; all others 5¢ (with potential to increase to 10¢)|
|Reclamation System||Retail stores -- Redemption centers may be established upon approval of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission||Allows for distributor cooperatives to handle redemption process||Retail stores or approved redemption centers|
|Unredeemed Deposits||Retained by distributor/ bottlers||Retained by distributor/ bottlers|
|Redemption Rate||overall 84% (k)||overall 84% (k)|
|View Legislation||Senate Bill 707||House Bill 3145||Current Law|
|Notes||set up a task force to look to look into other changes such as moving to redemption centers, including other beverages, and possibly raising the deposit, by November 2008|
[k] Source: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, as per e-mail communication from Peter Spendelow on 8/2/01 (year 2000 estimate).