DRS: CT-Bottle Deposits

Bottle Deposit Initiators

The general statutes require that a .05 bottle deposit be collected on certain beverage containers. ("bottle bill").  The bottle bill is now administered by both the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Department of Revenue Services as a result of legislation passed in 2010. (2010 Conn. Pub. Acts 25 as amended by 2010 Conn. Pub. Acts 114)

For the quarterly periods beginning on or after July 1, 2010, deposit initiators file their quarterly bottle deposit reports with DRS.

  • Deposit initiators must submit both the quarterly reports and quarterly payments to DRS rather than to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

  • Both the report and the payment must be made electronically through the Taxpayer Service Center (TSC).  Visit the Taxpayer Service Center to file the report and make payments.

  • Any report or any payment that is late is subject to penalty and interest.  Any penalty and interest incurred must not be paid from funds in the Special Account. 


The Connecticut
Department of Revenue Services (DRS)

Frequently Asked Questions

TSC help page

Registration Information for Bottle Deposit Initiators

Beverage Container Deposit Report
Line by Line instructions


DEP will continue to administer all other aspects of the "bottle bill"

The Connecticut
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

DEP's website for information on:

  • DEP's Frequently Asked Questions concerning the bottle bill;
  • Information on how to register a complaint regarding noncompliance with the Connecticut Bottle Bill Regulations;
  • The Connecticut Bottle Bill Regulations;
  • A list of redemption centers
  • Qualification/Application for requesting exemption from filing
  • List of exempt manufacturers of beverage containers