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Issue Date: Vol. 51, No. 12, December 2011, Posted On: 11/22/2011

Oklahoma Legislator Pushes For Bottle Bill

Emily Jed
Mark McCullough (R-Sapulpa), 5¢ bottle bill in Oklahoma, soda vending machine, vending machine, Oklahoma tax on drinks, Oklahoma bottle bill

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- Rep. Mark McCullough (R-Sapulpa) is seeking a 5¢ bottle bill in Oklahoma that would include soda, water and beer.

He said a bottle bill would encourage Oklahomans to recycle. McCullough cited an average redemption rate of 84% where bills have been implemented, versus only 4% of containers recycled in Oklahoma.

Funds from the unredeemed deposits, which could amount to millions of dollars a year, would go to the state.

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