BottleDrop Redemption Centers have been in high demand since their inception in 2010. New, fast machinery, helpful staff, and the BottleDrop Account green bag option have resulted in a 20% average increase in container return volume. Yet some areas in Oregon are not well-suited to a full BottleDrop Center. Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC) wants to bring the convenience of BottleDrop to as many Oregonians as possible through expanded BottleDrop account access at local grocery stores.
The first pilot drop site, placed by Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC) at the Harvest Market Thriftway in Estacada, includes a secure drop box and in-store kiosk. Customers can sign up for BottleDrop accounts at the kiosk, buy green BottleDrop bags inside the store, and drop bags full of deposit containers in the drop box located in the store’s parking lot. Green bags will be picked up and counted by BottleDrop staff and deposits will be credited to the customer’s BottleDrop account within 5 business days. Funds can then be accessed at the BottleDrop kiosk. The pilot phase will continue to be monitored for several months, but OBRC hopes to add more drop box locations in 2017.
BottleDrop Redemption Centers, owned and operated by OBRC, are stand-alone facilities that offer consumers several options to return deposit containers. BottleDrop accounts can be managed at any of our BottleDrop centers, at participating grocery store kiosks, or online at BottleDropCenters.com.