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Save for Education with BottleDrop!

Transfer your bottle and can refunds to an Oregon College Savings Plan.

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Don’t have an Oregon College Savings Plan account? Learn more.

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A new way to make the most of your returns.

BottleDrop has partnered with the Oregon College Savings Plan to make it easy for you to turn your bottle and can returns into a plan for the future. You can save for yourself, get your kids started, or make a gift to a friend, your grandkids, or anyone with a qualifying plan. All you need is a BottleDrop account and an Oregon College Savings Plan account to start saving. 

On a sunny day, 5 year old and 9 year old siblings are working together to collect bottles and cans and pour them from a grocery bag into a BottleDrop Green Bag.

Meet the Branams

Ceci, 9, and Eli, 5, are siblings who started collecting bottles and cans from their family’s friends and neighbors to help jump start their savings for college by connecting their BottleDrop account with their Oregon College Savings Plan accounts. Their dad, John, says the experience has been invaluable. “One thing that is really important to our family is building community. All the neighbors participating are delighted by the idea that our children are practicing small examples of work ethic at young ages and that they’re starting to think about college. It builds a sense of community – the ‘it takes a village’ spirit.”

Their Story

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit the Oregon College Savings Plan website to learn more.

Yes. You must have a BottleDrop account to use BottleDrop to transfer your bottle and can refunds to an Oregon College Savings Plan account. Note that you don’t have to use Green Bags. If you return containers using a self-serve return machine, you can take the voucher to a kiosk and put your returns into a BottleDrop account.

Yes. After you have connected an Oregon College Savings Plan account with your BottleDrop account, you can create automatic recurring transfers. Log in to your BottleDrop account, click on College Savings, then click on “Set up recurring transfers.” Note that there is a minimum $5 transfer, and your BottleDrop account must have sufficient funds for transfers to be processed.

It’s simple. BottleDrop has partnered to securely connect BottleDrop accounts to Oregon College Savings Plan accounts. When you initiate a transfer from your BottleDrop account, we set up a secure transfer, and the funds will be placed in the Oregon College Savings plan that you selected when setting up the transfer. The minimum transfer is $5, and a recurring transfer will be rejected if your BottleDrop account does not have sufficient funds.

One report is pulled for both manual and monthly transactions on the 26th of each month.

Manual transactions are withdrawn immediately from the BottleDrop account. Monthly transactions are withdrawn from the BottleDrop account on the 26th of each month when the report is pulled.

This report is sent to SumDay for verification before being deposited into your OCSP or Able account. Please allow up to 3 weeks after the 26th of each month for the funds to appear in your 529 account.

The program only works with Oregon College Savings Plan accounts.

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