Oregon’s Bottle Bill

Leading the nation in recycling since 1971

Oregon’s Bottle Bill, the first extended producer responsibility system in the nation, was visionary from the start. Since its creation in 1971, the Bottle Bill has evolved into a modern deposit return system that is easier than ever for consumers, includes a wide array of beverage containers in the market and inspires positive change beyond Oregon’s borders.

History of Oregon’s Bottle Bill

View a timeline of Oregon’s Bottle Bill, OBRC history and important milestones

Oregon’s Bottle Bill Today

The oldest, yet most modern, system in the United States

What’s Special About the “Oregon Model”

Learn how industry stewardship results in a popular system with strong recycling outcomes