Bottle Deposit and Reverse Vending Machine Information

Bottle Deposit

The Michigan Beverage Container Act, commonly referred to as the Bottle Bill, was implemented in December 1978 with the purpose to reduce roadside litter, clean up the environment, and conserve energy and natural resources. Text for all Michigan legislation is available by visiting

The following is provided as a result of the Bottle Bill legislation:

Reverse Vending Machine Legislation

Reverse Vending Machine legislation previously enacted through Public Acts 386, 387, 388, and 389 of 2008 have been deemed unconstitutional by Federal District Court. As a result the Michigan Department of Treasury no longer has any statutory authority or obligation to administer these former public acts.