The Bottle Bill is the state’s most successful recycling and litter prevention program. Since the Bottle Bill's inception in 1983, over 35 billion containers have been redeemed, contributing to a healthier environment, cleaner and safer communities, and a stronger economy. But to keep up with the times and consumer’s tastes, the bottle bill must be updated.
An Updated Bottle Bill would expand our container deposit system to include non-carbonated beverages, water, iced tea, juice, and sports drinks, which aren't covered under the current law. It would decrease litter, increase recycling, and add over 1000 green jobs.