How it Works

Glass Bottle Reuse Collection Pilots

Conscious Container is a Refillable Glass Bottle Marketplace start-up partnering with the Craft Brewing industry, key Waste and Glass industry partners, Policymakers and local businesses and who believe reusing a glass bottle multiple times makes good sense…  for their community, their economy, their environment and our planet!

Here is How It Works:    

We have set up ‘Proof of Concept’ glass bottle collection pilots in the Northern Nevada and North Tahoe/Truckee regions.  These pilots are providing an opportunity for our partners and local communities to participate in a purposeful and impacting environmental program while Conscious Container gathers information and data on collection infrastructure programs… and it is working!!!

The steps are simple for you to participate:

  1. Save your empty 12oz brown long neck craft beer bottles
  2. Drop-off your craft beer bottles in boxes at the Truckee CRV Redemption Center or either Great Basin Brewery Brewpubs 
  3. Qualified* 12oz brown long neck craft beer bottles will be Cleaned and Refilled with craft beer

NOTE:  Our North Tahoe/Truckee pilot program has changed.  With the success of our ‘drop-off’ collection program we closed our drop-off locations and are now conducting a ‘CRV Redemption Pilot’ at the Truckee CRV Redemption Center.  Details below.

In Northern Nevada 

For you Northern Nevadan’s we offer an ‘Incentive Based’ collection program. Simply save your qualified* empty 12oz brown long neck craft beer bottles in cases (24 bottles) and drop-off at either of the two Great Basin Brewing brewpubs in Sparks or Reno.  You will receive a $1 credit for a case of qualifyed* empty 12oz brown long neck craft beer bottles or a Free Pint for a case of empty Great Basin Brewing 12oz long neck bottles.    These bottles will cleaned and refilled by a craft brewer.

In North Tahoe/Truckee – California 

Our collection program in the North Tahoe/Truckee is now a ‘CRV Redemption’ collection program.  Simply save your qualified* empty 12oz long neck craft beer bottles and bring them (and any other CRV containers) to the Truckee CRV Redemption Center on Cabin Creek Road off of Highway 89.  The crew at the CRV Redemption Center are separating out qualified* empty 12oz long neck craft beer bottles for Conscious Container.  So you receive two benefits – your CRV bottle redemption and a bottle which can be refilled!!   

 

 Beers 4 Bottles Events 

In Northern Nevada we are hosting periodic bottle collection and non-profit fundraising events to engage Northern Nevadans in saving their empty 12oz brown long neck craft beer bottles for reuse while raising money for a community non-profit.   Events are hosted in collaboration with Great Basin Brewing at their Taps & Tanks location in Reno and include a Free Pint (21 years and older) for every case of empty 12oz brown long neck craft beer bottles brought to the Beers 4 Bottles event.  

 

Here is how the COLLECTION PILOT LIFECYCLE works:  

STEP  1 

‘You’ save your qualified* empty craft beer bottles in any type of box.  We ask you do a simple rinse of the bottles and include only qualified* empty 12oz brown craft beer bottles with pry-off caps and no branding in the glass mold.  (no Sam Adams or New Belgium Brewing bottles as example)

STEP 2

Drop-off your empty 12oz brown long neck craft beer bottles at the Truckee CRV Redemption Center or either Great Basin Brewing Brewpub Locations. You can find our Collection Locations here.

STEP 3

Conscious Container picks-up boxes of empty craft beer bottles from Truckee CRV Center or Great Basin Brewpub Locations.

STEP 4

Conscious Container sorts and stores cases of craft beer bottles.

STEP 5

Cases of empty 12oz brown 12oz long neck craft beer bottles are picked-up by craft brewer Bayern Brewery for washing and refilling.

      

STEP 6

Refilled craft beer in glass bottles are enjoyed again by craft beer drinking enthusiasts!!

 

*Qualified 12oz brown long neck craft beer bottle brands:   No branding in the glass, No twist off tops & Removable or easy to remove labels.  Here are some brand examples.  Any 12oz long neck bottles from these brands:

                          

 

 

‘Reduce Your Carbon Footprint One Craft Beer At A Time’