How do I sign up for BottleDrop?
There's no paperwork or signup required. Each blue bag has a sticker with a barcode unique to Abernethy.
Fill the blue bag with your redeemable bottles and cans, and bring it to any BottleDrop site. Scan the sticker to unlock the door, drop in your bag, and you're done!
Where are the nearest BottleDrop sites?
There are now several locations in our area:
New Seasons 7 Corners
Safeway Hawthorne - the BottleDrop door is just inside the parking garage entrance on SE 27th Ave.
Fred Meyer Hawthorne - the standalone redemption center in the parking lot includes two BottleDrop doors.
New Seasons Hawthorne
Trader Joe's SE
Whole Foods Laurelhurst
QFC Mt. Tabor
Other locations may be found on the BottleDrop website.
Do I need to wait in line?
Dropping off at most locations and times generally requires no wait, with the exception of Fred Meyer Hawthorne.
A drop off receptacle will sometimes be so full that it cannot accommodate another bag. On these unfortunate occasions, please bring your bag to another location, or try again on another day.
Each bag fits in an 8-to-10 gallon wastebasket and typically holds 60-90 cans or bottles, depending upon their size.
What's the cost of the program?
Each bag costs the PTA $0.60 ($0.20 to purchase, $0.40 to process each redemption), so a bag with 80 cans/bottles ($8) will net the P.E. program $7.40.