Reusing beer bottles is safe if they are thoroughly cleaned - after all, the bottles you get from the store are most likely reused bottles. putting them in the dishwasher. The cleaning cycle clears out any deposits, while the steam cycle at the end kills bacteria.
But co-op officials know reusing bottles is even greener. So they're rolling out to craft brewers BottleDrop-branded bottles — made of mostly recycled glass — the brewers can label themselves and sell in-state. The co-op will collect, clean and redistribute the used bottles.
Beer bottles can be recycled using your local council's kerbside recycling bin, bag or box and at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre. It's useful if they are empty and rinsed and please leave lids on.