Bottle Bill Resource Guide

H. 175

Bill Number and Name

H.175 An Act related to Expanding the Bottle Bill

Primary Sponsor

Representative James McCullough

Proposed Changes/Summary At the time of its implementation in 1973, Vermont’s bottle bill did not include non-carbonated drinks, a drink which now comprises half of the state’s beverage market. H. 175 would update the program to include non-carbonated beverages. The bill would also increase the deposit value on all non-alcoholic beverages from 5¢ to 10¢, keeping up with inflation and increasing redemption rates.

Deposit Value

•10¢ USD (proposed)

Redemption System

• Updated to include non-carbonated beverages

Legislative activity

4/2/2021 Referred to Committee on Appropriations per Rule 35(a)
3/09/2021 Referred to Committee on Ways and Means per Rule 35(a).
2/03/2021  Read First Time and Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife.

CRI Activity

CRI submitted a letter of support for H. 175 on 25 February 2021. CRI then presented testimony in front of the House Committee on Ways and Means in support of H.175 on 9 March 2021. CRI has also submitted anticipated revenue projections upon the passage of H.175, analyzing the bill’s modernization of Vermont’s beverage container program.


Lasted Updated on 2 April 2021.

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