You may return clean, empty containers to retailers that sell them, or to redemption centers. State law (the "Bottle Bill") requires retailers to redeem containers at full deposit value. It allows redemption centers to deduct processing fees from refunds.
To find redemption centers: Zoom in ( + ) on the map below and click on the icons near you for locations and phone numbers.
Register a New Redemption Center
If you wish to establish a redemption center, you must:
- Notify MassDEP in advance and
- Provide the agency with updated information twice a year.
You also need to notify consumers that it is against the law for them redeem containers purchased in other states for deposit refunds in Massachusetts.