Michigan/Iowa Style Beverage Containers Refund Program Coming to Minnesota?

A Michigan/ Iowa style beverage container program could be coming to Minnesota in 2026 as Minnesota House of Representatives takes first steps.

HF 3200 has been added to the agenda of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy committee of the Minnesota House.

The bill would add a surcharge to all bottles and cans sold in Minnesota which will be refunded once the can or bottle is returned to an approved retailer.

Starting in July 2026 the bill would add a charge of 5 cents for containers less than 24 ounces and 10 cents for containers of more than 24 ounces. Eventually raising the amount to 10 cents for containers less than 24 ounces and 15 cents for containers more than 24 ounces in 2030.

Are you looking forward to standing in line to return your bottles/cans just to get your money back? Let us know in the comments.

Here is a picture of what we get to look forward to if the bill passes.


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