Update Beverage Container Deposits and Redemption Values

Last updated: Feb 3, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Environmental
Status: In Committee
Sponsor: Representative Seth Berry, House 67
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 579

Position:

Monitoring.

Summary:

This bill:

1. Increases to 15¢ the deposit and refund value on refillable and nonrefillable beverage containers whose deposit and refund value is currently 5¢. The bill also increases from 5¢ to 15¢ the deposit and refund value of wine and spirits containers of 50 milliliters or less, and from 15¢ to 45¢ the deposit and refund value of wine and spirits containers of greater than 50 milliliters; and

2. Triples the amount per returned container of reimbursement to the dealer or local redemption center for the cost of handling beverage containers beginning January 1, 2020.