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 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. Locations here.
  3. Qualified bottles will be Cleaned & Refilled with craft beer.

 

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 qualified 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, brown, 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, brown, long neck, craft beer bottles for Conscious Container. So you receive two benefits—your CRV bottle redemption and a bottle which can be refilled!   

 

Here is how a refillable glass COLLECTION 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, long neck, craft beer bottles with pry-off caps and no branding in the glass mold—no Sam Adams or New Belgium Brewing bottles for example.

 

 

 

 

STEP 2

Drop-off your empty, brown, 12oz, 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, 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!

 

“Reduce Your Carbon Footprint One Refillable Bottle At A Time”