2017 ORS 459A.715¹
Refusal of dealer or distributor to accept or pay refund in certain cases
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(1) A dealer may refuse to accept from any person, and a distributor or importer may refuse to accept from a dealer, any empty beverage container that does not state thereon a refund value as established by ORS 459A.705 (Refund value).

(2) A dealer may refuse to accept and to pay the refund value of:

(a) Empty beverage containers if the place of business of the dealer and the kind of empty beverage containers are included in an order of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approving a redemption center under ORS 459A.735 (Redemption centers).

(b) Any beverage container visibly containing or contaminated by a substance other than water, residue of the original contents or ordinary dust.

(c)(A) More than 144 individual beverage containers returned by any one person during one day, if the dealer occupies a space of 5,000 or more square feet in a single area.

(B) More than 50 individual beverage containers returned by any one person during one day, if the dealer occupies a space of less than 5,000 square feet in a single area.

(d) Any beverage container that is damaged to the extent that the brand appearing on the container cannot be identified.

(3)(a) In order to refuse containers under subsection (2)(b), (c)(A) or (d) of this section, if a dealer occupies a space of 5,000 or more square feet in a single area, the dealer must post in each area where containers are received a clearly visible and legible sign containing the following information:

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NOTICE:

Oregon Law allows a dealer to refuse to accept:

1. Beverage containers visibly containing or contaminated by a substance other than water, residue of the original contents or ordinary dust;

2. More than 144 individual beverage containers from any one person during one day; or

3. Beverage containers that are damaged to the extent that the brand appearing on the container cannot be identified.

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(b) In order to refuse containers under subsection (2)(b), (c)(B) or (d) of this section, if a dealer occupies a space of less than 5,000 square feet in a single area, the dealer must post in each area where containers are received a clearly visible and legible sign containing the following information:

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NOTICE:

Oregon Law allows a dealer to refuse to accept:

1. Beverage containers visibly containing or contaminated by a substance other than water, residue of the original contents or ordinary dust;

2. More than 50 individual beverage containers from any one person during one day; or

3. Beverage containers that are damaged to the extent that the brand appearing on the container cannot be identified.

______________________________________________________________________________ [Formerly 459.840; 1993 c.356 §1; 2003 c.761 §1; 2007 c.303 §§3,4]

(formerly 459.810 to 459.890)

Notes of Decisions

The “bottle bill” is a valid exercise of Oregon’s police power and is valid under the U.S. Constitu­tion and the Oregon Constitu­tion. Am. Can Co. v. Ore. Liquor Control Comm., 15 Or App 618, 517 P2d 691 (1973)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Effect of constitu­tional pro­vi­sion requiring pay­ments based on govern­ment regula­tions restricting use of prop­erty, (2001) Vol 49, p 284

Law Review Cita­tions

53 OLR 479-482 (1974); 4 EL 419-427 (1974); 54 OLR 175 (1975)

(formerly 459.165 to 459.200)

Law Review Cita­tions

15 EL 387 (1985)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 459A—Reuse and Recycling, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors459A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 459A, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano459A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.