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What are the changes to container deposits for 2018 in Oregon?

Beginning January 1, 2018, all beverages EXCEPT distilled liquor, wine, dairy or plant-based milks, infant formula, and meal replacement beverages will have an Oregon refund value of 10 cents.


Without listing every options, some common types of beverages that will have a refund value include

  • juice
  • hard cider
  • energy and sports drinks
  • tea
  • coffee (including frappuccinos and other coffee drinks that include milk)
  • kombucha
  • ready-to-use mixers (such as margarita mix)
  • smoothies
  • protein shakes (unless they are marketed as a meal replacement)
  • non-alcoholic wine
  • nutritional supplements (like Muscle Milk)
  • drinking vinegar
  • marijuana beverages
  • coconut water
  • many others…

For more details, check out the FAQ page on the Association of Oregon Recyclers website

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