BottleDrop Centers are operated and funded by Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC) in partnership with participating grocery retailers. OBRC is a member-owned, cooperative corporation that acts on behalf of beverage distributors to administrate Oregon’s bottle bill, collecting and processing over 98% of all containers sold and redeemed throughout Oregon. With over 20 years of experience in bottle bill operations, OBRC picks up from nearly 3,000 grocery stores then counts, sorts, crushes, bales and recycles millions of containers a day. The entire process is funded and managed by the beverage and the retail industries – at no cost to the taxpayer.
In an effort to simplify the bottle deposit and redemption process for Oregonians, OBRC developed the BottleDrop concept; full-service redemption centers centrally located near several large retailers. In 2010, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which oversees the Oregon bottle bill, unanimously approved development of the first BottleDrop Redemption Centers in Wood Village and Oregon City. Long range plans call for as many as 90 BottleDrop centers to open throughout the state.
For more information about OBRC and the Oregon bottle bill, visit the OBRC website: www.obrc.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2013 CONTACT: Alisa Shifflett OBRC Redemption Center Project Manager 503-222-2266 New Salem BottleDrop Redemption Center to Open October 3 Salem, OR – The newest BottleDrop Redemption Center will open in north Salem on October 3, 2013. The new facility, operated… Read Full Story
First Portland BottleDrop Redemption Center to Open August 14 Portland, OR – The newest BottleDrop Redemption Center will open in Portland on August 14, 2013. The new facility, operated by Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC), is located at 12403 NE Glisan Street. BottleDrop will allow… Read Full Story
Salem, Ore. – Five major grocery stores in South Salem, including Winco Foods, Fred Meyer and Roth’s Fresh Market, will be relieved of their bottle recycling duties in the coming months. In their place, the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative that collects recycled bottles and cans throughout… Read Full Story
By Lincoln Graves and Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Some Salem-area grocery stores are getting out of the bottle and can recycling business. That’s because a new centralized bottle drop center will be opening up soon. The Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative is tentatively scheduled to open… Read Full Story
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has approved a bottle redemption center for Oregon City, which will likely become just the second of its kind in the state. Read Full StoryView All News