Bottle Bill Resource Guide

The 2005 Illinois Campaign

Bill Name: "I-CAN Bottle Bill "
Bill #: HB 4080
Primary Sponsor:
Rep. Marlow H. Colvin
Introduction Date: 5/18/05

Summary of Activity:

5/18/05--Referred to Rules Committee
5/24/05--Assigned to Environmental Health Committee
5/31/05--Re-referred to Rules Committee

Provisions of Bill

Amount of deposit: 5 cents

Handling fee:
2 cents for what is called a "redemption center fee." In addition 25 percent of the "Illinois Container Fee and Deposit Fund" (primarily unclaimed deposits) is returned to and divided among distributors.

Containers covered:
glass, plastic, aluminum, other metals

Beverages Covered: wine, alcoholic liquor, beer, mineral water, tea, coffee, soda water, or similar carbonated soft drinks, bottled water, juice, or other drinks in liquid form...excluding products that are primarily derived from dairy


Michael Norbeck
Policy Advisor
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
100 W. Randolph, 15-200
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-814-1164
Fax: 312-814-4862

Betsy Vandercook
Chicago Recycling Association
P.O. Box 87442
Chicago, IL 60680-0442
Phone: 312-996-3088
Fax: 312-996-8858
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