Starting Wednesday, April 29th, we’re adding a temporary shuttle bus — Line 297-NW Yeon/OBRC — that will provide an important connection to an emergency bottle return center in NW Portland.

Most bottle returns at grocery stores have closed, so Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative has opened an emergency bottle return at its headquarters. Governor Brown has asked for our assistance in helping members of our community get there, and we’re proud to answer her request.

This temporary shuttle bus is free to ride. Buses will run between the Rose Quarter Transit Center and the bottle return center at 3900 NW Yeon Avenue, with one additional stop in NW Portland. Buses will run once per hour between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. seven days per week.

COVID-19 safety rules will still apply — social distancing and passenger limits are in effect, as they are on all our buses. Bags of cans and bottles that are leaking, foul smelling or so big or numerous that they block aisles are not permitted.