Increase the Bottle Redemption Deposit and the Amount Retained by Bottle Redemption Centers

Last updated: Mar 18, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Environmental
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Sheldon Hanington, House 142
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 575

Position:

Monitoring.

Summary:

This bill:

1. Increases to 10¢ the deposit and refund value on refillable and nonrefillable beverage containers whose deposit and refund value is currently 5¢. This increase does not apply to wine and spirits containers;

2. Repeals the provision that authorizes the reduced handling fee for small brewers and water bottlers; and

3. Increases by 3¢ per returned container the reimbursement to the dealer or local redemption center for the cost of handling beverage containers beginning January 1, 2020.