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Six commemorative, green bottles to be hidden in parks; winners choose nonprofit for donation

COURTESY PHOTO: OREGON BEVERAGE RECYCLING COOPERATIVE - Commemorative green bottles will be concealed across the state for the 2022 Hidden Bottle Hunt next month.  A statewide treasure hunt in the vein of Willy Wonka is returning to Oregon next month.

Six golden bottles will be hidden in local parks and trails by the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative, the nonprofit steward of the bottle bill and parent of Oregon's BottleDrop.

The 2022 Hidden Bottle Hunt will take place from July 6-10 with six commemorative, green-colored bottles stashed in different geographic zones. The winners get to keep the bottle and select a partner nonprofit organization to receive a $1,000 donation through BottleDrop's Containers for Change program.

"Last year's Hidden Bottle Hunt was the first of its kind, hosted to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Bottle Bill," said Eric Chambers, external relations director for OBRC. "It was so much fun and was so successful at raising awareness about the legacy of Oregon's Bottle Bill that we decided to do it again."

OBRC will release one clue per bottle per day during the hunt.

"Our (hunt) will be a fun opportunity for individuals and families to get outside and connect closely with the Bottle Bill's mission of protecting public spaces," Chambers said.

Visit for more information and to receive clues when the hunt begins.

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