Oregons newest BottleDrop Redemption Center opens Tuesday, Dec. 29, in Tigard.
BottleDrop centers enable people to redeem their returnable drink containers in modern facilities separate from grocery stores, using a variety of convenient methods.
The new center is located at 14411 S.W. Pacific Highway, and will be staffed seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Customers returning bottles and cans can bring up to 50 containers to staff members during those hours, or use a drop-off service available around the clock. Regular users can get a BottleDrop account and use pre-labeled bags, which can be dropped off any time. There also are self-serve machines that will accept up to 350 containers a day.
BottleDrops are funded by beverage distributors and the grocery industry. Participating retailers within two miles of the Tigard facility will no longer accept containers for redemption; those between two miles but within 3.5 miles from the center will only accept 24 containers per day.