The New York State Returnable Container Act, also known as the "Bottle Bill", has been a tremendous success. Since its passage, the Bottle Bill has achieved significant impacts to create a cleaner and healthier New York. The Bottle Bill: reduces roadside container litter by 70 percent and.
New York's Returnable Container Act requires at least a 5 cent deposit on carbonated soft drinks, beer and other malt beverages, mineral water, soda water, water and wine cooler containers. To encourage reuse and recycling, both refillable and nonrefillable containers carry a deposit.
What are the requirements for beverage containers? No one may sell a beverage container in NY unless the container has a refund value of not less than 5 cents.