States Redemption Values


State Container Deposit Laws

 

State Statute Year Summary
Deposit Amount Beverages Covered Containers Covered Unredeemed Deposits
California Redemption Value Cal. Public Resources Code §§14501 – 14599 1986 5¢ (˂24 oz.)

10¢ (≥24oz.)

Beer, malt, wine and distilled spirit coolers; all non-alcoholic beverages, except milk. Excludes vegetable juices over 16 oz. Any container composed of aluminum, glass, plastic, or bi-metal; Exempts refillables Property of program; Used for program administration
Connecticut Conn. Gen. Stat. §§22a-243 – 22a-246 1978 Beer, malt, carbonated soft drinks, bottled water Any sealed bottle, can, jar, or carton composed of glass, metal or plastic; Excludes containers over three liters containing non-carbonated beverages, and HDPE containers Returned to the state
Hawaii Hawaii Rev. Stat. §§342G-101 – 342G-122 2002 Beer, malt, mixed spirits and wine; all non-alcoholic drinks, except dairy products Any container up to 68 oz. composed of aluminum, bi-metal, glass, or plastic Property of state; Used for program administration
Iowa Iowa Code §455C.1 – 455C.17 1978 Beer, wine coolers, wine, liquor, carbonated soft drinks, mineral water Any sealed bottle, can, jar, or carton composed of glass, metal or plastic Retained by distributor and bottlers
Maine Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 38, §§3101 – 3118 1976 15¢ (wine/liquor)

5¢ (all others)

All beverages except dairy products and unprocessed cider Any sealed container of four liters or less composed of glass, metal or plastic Property of state
Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. ch. 94, §§321 – 327 1981 Beer, malt, carbonated soft drinks, mineral water Any sealable bottle, can, jar, or carton composed of glass, metal, plastic, or a combination; Excludes biodegradables Property of state general fund
Michigan Mich. Comp. Laws §§445.571 – 445.576 1976 10¢ Beer, wine coolers, canned cocktails, soft drinks, carbonated and mineral water Any airtight container under one gallon composed of metal, glass, paper, or plastic 75% to state for environmental programs; 25% to retailers
New York N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law §§27-1001 – 27-1019 (Amended 2013 SB 2608) 1982 Beer, malt, wine products, carbonated soft drinks, soda water, and water not containing sugar Any sealed bottle, can, or jar less than one gallon composed of glass, metal, aluminum, steel, or plastic  80% to the state general fund; 20% retained by distributor
Oregon Or. Rev. Stat. §§459A.700 – 459A.740 1971 10¢

2¢ (standard refillable)

Beer, malt, carbonated soft drinks, bottled water (will cover all beverages except wine, distilled liquor, milk, milk substitutes and infant formula by 2018). Any sealed bottle, can, or jar composed of glass, metal or plastic Retained by distributor and bottlers
Vermont Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 10, §§1521 – 1529 1972 15¢ (liquor)

5¢ (all others)

Beer, malt, mixed wine, liquor, carbonated soft drinks.  Any bottle, can, jar, or carton composed of glass, metal, paper, plastic, or a combination; Excludes biodegradables Retained by distributor and bottlers
Guam Guam Code tit. 10, §§44101 – 44119 2010 Beer, ale, malt, mixed spirits, mixed wine, and all non-alcoholic beverages. Excludes milk, supplements, medicines Any sealed glass, metal, or plastic container up to 64 oz. Retained by EPA