COVID-19 State Bottle Redemption Regulations

Updated: June 26, 2020

A handful of states have regulations regarding "bottle deposits" and require retailers to take back containers. Some states have suspended enforcement related to the take back of containers in response to the disruption caused by COVID-19. In some of these states, independent redemption centers remain open. The table below is a summary of current state actions. Please use the links to visit the official state website for details. This is a changing situation and it is possible that not all actions are Included here. If you know of changes or additional states suspending enforcement, please send a note to

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