2017 ORS 459A.737¹
Redemption centers
  • rules

(1) Pursuant to the provisions of ORS 459A.735 (Redemption centers), the Oregon Liquor Control Commission:

(a) Shall approve one beverage container redemption center in a city having a population of less than 300,000, operated by a distributor cooperative serving a majority of the dealers in this state; and

(b) May approve one or more additional beverage container redemption centers.

(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of ORS 459A.700 (Definitions for ORS 459A.700 to 459A.740) to 459A.740 (Certification and withdrawal procedures), a beverage container redemption center:

(a) May not refuse to accept and to pay the refund value of up to 350 individual empty beverage containers, as established by ORS 459A.705 (Refund value), returned by any one person during one day;

(b) Must provide hand counting of up to 50 individual empty beverage containers returned by any one person during one day for the refund value established by ORS 459A.705 (Refund value);

(c) May provide drop off service for at least 125 individual empty beverage containers returned by any one person during one day for the refund value established by ORS 459A.705 (Refund value), and may provide an accounting mechanism by which the person may redeem the refund value of the beverage containers at a later date; and

(d) May provide other services as determined necessary by the person responsible for the operation of the beverage container redemption center.

(3) The commission may adopt all rules necessary to implement and administer the provisions of this section and ORS 459A.738 (Convenience zones). [2011 c.277 §5; 2013 c.106 §2; 2015 c.724 §2]

(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.