As of 2015, 10 states have a bottle bill, a program in which individuals can receive a small refund on each glass bottle they recycle. These bills require the payment of a deposit at the time of purchase, which can then be refunded through recycling.
The deposit paid on each bottle is incorporated into the cost of each bottled beverage sold in the state so consumers do not have a choice about whether to pay it. The deposit is generally a small amount, between 5 and 10 cents. A partial or entire deposit amount can be redeemed for each bottle that is returned to a recycling center or participating retailer.