Our bag drop program using the myTOMRA app is currently available at our Grand Island, NY and Clifton Park, NY locations only.
- Bag Drop Scheme
- myTOMRA App
- Claiming your refund
- Practical Questions
- Container & Beverage Eligibility
• Download the myTOMRA app from Google Play or iTunes App Stores.
• Create your personal myTOMRA profile. The app creates a personal membership that you use to digitally transfer your returned container refunds into your myTOMRA profile.
• Once registered, visit one of our participating Bag Drop locations. Open the app, scan the bar code you affixed to the returned containers bag at the redemption center and complete your recycling. Each bag requires its own Bag Drop Tag.
• You should receive your refunds within 24 -72 hours. You can check the progress of your returns at any time under the “Activities” menu of your myTOMRA app.
NOTE: Remember that you need to add your PayPal account to payout your refunds.
Yes. Currently, the only payout option available is PayPal.
First, you must create a PayPal account or connect your existing PayPal account.
• Tap “Add payout” on the profile page or through the settings menu page. You will be redirected to PayPal to connect your myTOMRA profile.
• Tap “Accept” and you will be directed back. You are now ready to receive all future refunds directly to your PayPal account.
First, you need to connect your PayPal account to your myTOMRA profile. Once successfully done, your refunds will automatically be transferred to your PayPal account.
Download the myTOMRA app and register using your email or by using your existing PayPal account.
Go to PayPal and download the app. Tap “Create account” and follow the steps on how to create an account.
Press “Add favorite location”. Move the map to your preferred favorite location. Press the ♥ symbol left of the centers name. It should change from transparent to a solid heart.
• Bag Drop is ideal for customers who are on the go but don’t need their refund immediately.
• No mess no fuss. Just drop off your bags at eligible Redemption Centers and we will do the rest.
• Requires the myTOMRA App and a minimum of 50 containers to use.
• Take your bags of containers to the TOMRA Recycling Center, affix your personalized barcode Bag Drop Tags on your bags.
• Scan the barcodes into your myTOMRA app and confirm all Bag Drop Tags registered.
Your refund should be paid within 24 -72 hours.
• Download the myTOMRA app.
• Visit a participating Bag Drop location.
• When you’re at the counter, take a barcode for each bag and stick one on each of the bags.
• Select the bag drop option in your app – this will open your phone’s camera.
• Scan each barcode on your bags, and when you have scanned all the barcodes, select “Done”.
• Each bag requires its own Bag Drop Tag.
• Deposit your bags in the designated Bag Drop area.
NOTE: You should receive your refunds within 24 -72 hours. You can check the progress of your returns at any time under the “Activities” menu of your myTOMRA app.
No. We advise consumers to bring bags of their own as bags will not be provided by the redemption center. Each bag requires its own Bag Drop Tag. The bags should contain only eligible containers.
NOTE: Bags should not contain any other materials other than eligible containers. Containers should be free of liquid and or contaminants.
For quick and easy processing, plastic and metal containers may be mixed together. Glass should be separated & tagged in their original packaging. I.e. six pack or case cartons.
You can claim your refund via PayPal. Make sure to setup your payment option in your myTOMRA app.
• Go into your myTOMRA settings menu and find “Payout” options.
• Select PayPal as the method of claiming your refunds. Your refunds will automatically go into your nominated PayPal account, which you can withdraw directly into your bank account or use for online shopping.
Bag Drop is available in two redemption centers:
Clifton Park Bottle and Can Retrieval Center
1208 Route 146 & Vishers Ferry Road
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Material Group: Can, Glass, Plastic (PET)
Bottle Junction Grand Island Bottle and Can Retrieval Center
2447 Grand Island Blvd.
Grand Island, NY 14072
Material Group: Can, Glass, Plastic (PET)
We recommend that a bag drop have a minimum of 50 empty containers per bag. On average some consumers deposit 120 containers per bag or more. Each bag requires its own Bag Drop Tag.
You can download the myTOMRA app from Google Play or iTunes App Stores.
• Download myTOMRA app from iTunes App Store or Google Play.
• Click “Register” to create a myTOMRA profile using your email address. Alternatively, you can log in using your existing PayPal account.
• Connect your myTOMRA profile to your PayPal account to receive your recycling refunds digitally.
You can use myTOMRA app at the participating redemption centers.
• Enable bagdrop scanning in the myTOMRA app settings.
• Scan one Bag Drop Tag for each bag.
• Drop off the bag(s) and go.
NOTE: Each bag requires its own Bag Drop Tag. You should receive your refunds within 24 -72 hours. You can check the progress of your returns at any time under the “Activities” menu of your myTOMRA app.
If you encounter this behavior, we recommend that you uninstall and reinstall the app. This should clear the cache and help you resolve the issue. Confirm you have the North American version in the top left corner of the myTomra app Log In screen.
Please contact customer support to help you with the request.
To claim your refund through PayPal, download the myTOMRA app. Ensure you register for a PayPal account, if you haven’t already, and then link it to your myTOMRA account via the Payout Settings menu. Scan your barcode(s) before you return your containers to get your refund via PayPal. Each bag requires its own Bag Drop Tag.
You can contact customer support @ email@example.com and our dedicated team of customer service professionals will work with you to ensure that your eligible refund is recognized.
Unfortunately, no. Please create a PayPal account and then link it to your myTOMRA account via the Payout Settings menu. If this is not an option for you then return your containers in the local conventional manner.
Properly closing and opening the app again should reset it back to a normal state. If not disable and reenable your WIFI connection. If you still encounter the same error, try to reinstall the app.
Confirm you have internet connection and try logging in again.
No. There is no customer receipt. The transactions are only visible in the myTOMRA app. Please ensure that all your scanned Bag Drop Tags registered in the myTomra app.
As part of the Deposit Return scheme, you can receive a refund based on the current container deposit law locally implemented in your state. Generally, the containers eligible for refunds are for CAN, Plastic (PET) and Glass.
An individual, separate, sealed glass, metal, aluminum, steel or plastic bottle, can or jar. Containers less than 1 gallon or 3.78 liters, and Containers of beverages intended for use or consumption in New York.
Only eligible containers will be accepted. Non-participating retailers will be rejected according to the assortment setup in the equipment. Refunds are based on the current local container deposit law implemented. Generally, the containers eligible for refunds are for CAN, Plastic (PET) and Glass.
• Containers must be empty.
• Rinsing each container is not necessary, but it help you to store them cleanly before returning them.
• Caps should be removed from the bottles.
• Keep the label on an don’t crush your container, so it can be accepted by the equipment’s scanner.
Preferably, lids should be removed from beverage containers before taking them to a container refund point. Removing the lids will help with the crushing of containers at processing facilities and will provide the following benefits.
• Plastic tops are usually made from a different plastic than the bottle and separating them plastics reduces the level of “contamination” which means better recycling outcomes.
• Leaving lids on containers can cause problems with our equipment, transport and storage.
There are several reasons why a container refund point operation may refuse to accept your containers.
• They are contaminated (i.e. contain sand, dirt, paint, flammable liquid, noxious substances etc.)
• The container is not recognizable as an eligible container (i.e. crushed beyond recognition or broken in the case of glass.
• The container is not eligible under the State Deposit Return scheme.
• The container refund point operator has a reason to believe the container has been purchased interstate.
• The container refund point has reason to believe the container has already been redeemed or has been deposited from any curbside recycling operator.
Containers deposited at a container refund point will be sorted by material type and prepared for collection and transportation to a processing center, where the materials are tightly compacted and prepared for recycling. Containers are then sold via an online auction platform into domestic and export markets to an approved recycler where the material is recycled into new materials or back into beverage containers.
• Carbonated Soft Drinks
• Including Sparkling Water
• Carbonated Energy Drinks
• Carbonated Juice (anything less than 100% juice, containing added sugar or water)
• Carbonated Tea
• Soda Water
• Beer and Other Malt Beverages
• Mineral Water – Both carbonated and non-carbonated mineral water
• Wine Products
• Water which does not contain sugar, including flavored or nutritionally enhanced water
• Milk Products
• Wine and Liquors
• Hard Ciders
• Non-Carbonated Tea
• Non-Carbonated Sports Drinks
• Non-Carbonated Juice
• Non-Carbonated Energy Drinks
• Drink Boxes or Pouches
• Waters Containing Sugar