NYPIRG Endorsers of the Bigger Better Bottle Bill


Endorsers of a "Bigger Better Bottle Bill" support expanding New York's current bottle law to include non-carbonated beverages and requiring that unclaimed deposits be returned to state or local governments to fund environmental programs. Some groups also support increasing the deposit to ten cents. Groups and government entities listed do not necessarily endorse specific legislation.


Adirondack Council

Adirondack Mountain Club

Agricultural Stewardship Association

Alliance for Clean Energy New York

Alliance for a Toxic-Free Future

American Environmental Health Studies Project

American Farmland Trust

American Littoral Society, Northeast Chapter

American Lung Association of New York State

American Water Resources Association

Appalachian Mountain Club

Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks

Association of Towns in New York State

Audubon New York

Catskill Center for Conservation and Development

Center for Working Families

Citizen Action of New York

Citizens Campaign for the Environment

Citizens’ Environmental Coalition

Coalition of Living Museums (100+ organizations)

Conservation Alliance of New York

Consumers Union

Container Recycling Institute

Ducks Unlimited

Empire State Consumers Association

Environmental Advocates of New York

Environmental Defense

Fiscal Policy Institute

Friends of New York’s Environment

The Garden Conservancy

GrassRoots Recycling Network

Great Lakes United

Highlands Coalition

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

Hunger Action Network of New York State


Invasive Plants Council of New York

Izaak Walton League of America

JustGreen Partnership

Kids Against Pollution

Land Trust Alliance

League of Women Voters of New York State

Long Island Drinking Water Coalition

Long Island Environmental Voters Forum

Long Island Farm Bureau

Long Island Neighborhood Network

Long Island Progressive Coalition

Natural Resources Defense Council

The Nature Conservancy

New York City Audubon Society

New York City Environmental Justice Alliance

New York City Waste Prevention Coalition

New York Conference of Mayors

New York Conservation Council

New York Farm Bureau

New York Flora Association

New York League of Conservation Voters

New York Parks and Conservation Association

New York Public Interest Research Group

New York State Association of Counties

New York State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section

New York State Conservation Council

New York State Episcopal Public Policy Network

New York State Greens

New York State Nurses Association

New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)

New York Water Environment Association

New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness

New Yorkers for Parks

N.Y.S. Urban and Community Forestry Council

NY Trout Unlimited

New York/New Jersey Trail Conference

Open Space Council

Open Space Institute

Open Space Preservation Trust

Parks & Trails New York

People's Environmental Network of New York

Regional Plan Association

Residents Committee to Protect the Adirondacks

Riverkeeper, Inc.

Save the River

Scenic Hudson

Sierra Club

Sisters of Charity New York

The Trust for Public Land

United States Lifesaving Association

Urban Trail Conference

Wildlife Conservation Society

Working Families Party

Local Organizations

1 in 9: The Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition

A Better Chance of Fayetteville-Manlius

Accabonac Protection Committee (East Hampton)

Adirondack Land Trust

Adopt-A-Cemetery (Mohawk)

Albany Presbytery

Alley Pond Environmental Center (Queens)

Ancient Order of Hibernians (East Meadow, Levittown, Wantagh)

Aquarium of Niagara

Arbor Hill Environmental Justice Corp.

Astoria Residents Reclaiming our World (ARROW)

Babylon Village Earth Day Committee

Bayport Civic Association

Bellport Beach Property Owners Association

The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park

Boquet River Association (Elizabethtown)

Brentwood/Bay Shore Breast Cancer Coalition

Broad Channel Civic Association

Bronx Council for Environmental Quality

Bronx River-Sound Shore Audubon Society

Brooklyn Bird Club

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Greens

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

Buffalo Audubon Society

Buffalo Coalition of Community Gardeners

Buffalo Organics

Buffalo Zoo

Cancer Awareness Coalition (New Paltz)

Center for Community Alternatives

Center for Energy and the Environment at the N.Y. Institute of Technology

Central Queens Green Party

Central Westchester Audubon Society

Christ's Church (Guilderland)

Citizens Action Committee west

Citizens for a Clean Environment (Oswego)

Clean New York

Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor

Coalition to Save the Woods

Coastal Steward (Long Island)

Columbia Land Conservancy

Community Health and Environmental Coalition of Long Island

Concerned Citizens of Bensonhurst

Concerned Citizens of Montauk

Concerned Residents of North Salem

Concerned Residents of Southeast

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cortlandt WATCH

Delaware Highlands Conservancy

The Diving and Peoples Union (Yonkers)

Dutchess Land Conservancy

Earth Day New York, Inc.

Earth Friends

East End Forever

East Hampton Trails Preservation Society

Eastern Long Island Audubon Society

El Puente

Environmental Clearinghouse of Schenectady

Environmental Justice Action Group of WNY

Environmental Quest, Inc. (Brooklyn)

Federated Conservationists of Westchester County

Finger Lakes – Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance

Finger Lakes Land Trust

Fire Island Year Round Resident Association

First United Presbyterian Church (Troy)

Four Harbors Audubon Society

Four Point Rod & Gun Club, Inc.

Friends of Baiting Hollow Beach (Riverhead)

Friends of the Bay (Oyster Bay)

Friends of Brook Park

Friends of the Edgewood Preserve (Deer Park)

Friends of the Harbor (Port Jefferson)

Friends of Hempstead Plains

Friends of Hudson River Park

Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt

Friends of Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge

Great South Bay Audubon Society

Green Party of Erie County

Green Point of New York

Greenburgh Nature Center

Greenworker Cooperative

Group for the East End

Harlem Tenants Council

Hiking Long Island

H.O.P.E. Environmental Club (Garden City)

Hopewell Junction Citizens for Clean Water

Hudson Highlands Land Trust

Hudson River Audubon Society of Westchester

Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition

Jamesville Positive Action Committee (JAMPAC)

Keep Rockland Beautiful, Inc.

Land Restoration Project

League of Women Voters of Bedford/Lewisboro/North Salem

Lake George Land Conservancy

League of Women Voters of Rensselaer County

League of Women Voters of Suffolk County

Learning Disabilities Alliance of Western NY

Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference, Inc.

Long Island Invasive Species Management Area

Long Island Pine Barrens Society

Manitoga, Inc.

Manlius Library

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy

Mohonk Preserve

Morningside Heights./West Harlem Sanitation Coalition

Mother Earth Community (Rochester)

Mountain Top Arboretum

Nassau Land Trust

Natural Resources Protective Association (S.I.)

New York Botanical Garden

New York Katipunan Lions Club (Hollis)

North Fork Audubon Society

North Fork Environmental Center

North Fork Environmental Council

North Shore Audubon Society

North Shore Land Alliance

Operation SPLASH (Stop Pollution, Littering and Save Harbors)

Orange County Land Trust

Orange Environment

Organization of Waterfront Neighborhoods

Osprey Club (Broad Channel)

Otsego County Conservation Association

Otsego County Burn Barrel Education Committee

O.U.T.R.A.G.E. (Organizations United for Trash Reduction and Garbage Equity)

Patchogue Rotary

Peconic Baykeeper

Peconic Land Trust

Pickit Up Long Island

Picture the Homeless (NYC)

Pomona Clean-Up Squad

Port Washington Parks Conservancy

Prevention is the Cure (Huntington)

Project HOUSE (Rochester)

Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (S.I.)

Queens Botanical Garden

Rensselaer County League of Women Voters

Rensselaer County Residents for the Bigger Better Bottle Bill

Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington


Rockaway Beach Civic Association

Rockland County Conservation Association

Roosevelt Island Garden Club

Saratoga P.L.A.N.

Save Open Space Now 2000

Save the Pine Bush (Albany)

Saw Mill River Audubon Society

Saw Mill River Coalition

Seatuck Environmental Association (Islip)

Seedcorn, Inc.

Serpentine Art and Nature Commons

Shoreham Civic Association

Sisters of St. Joseph (Syracuse)

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (Harlem)

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (Port Washington)

Sons of the American Legion Post 1711 (Levittown)

Southampton Baymen’s Association

Southampton Trails Preservation Society

South Shore Audubon Society

Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Coalition

Staten Island Citizens for Clean Air

Staten Island Friends of Clearwater

Staten Island Greens

Staten Island Zoo

Sterling Forest Partnership

Sterling Nature Center

Stop Polluting Orleans County (SPOC)

Suffern Civic Association

Surfrider (NYC, LI, and NJ Chapters)

Sweetbriar Nature Center

Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum

Teatown Lake Reservation

Thousand Islands Land Trust

Three Village Community Trust

Torne Valley Preservation Association

Town of Manlius Coalition

Troy Area Labor Council

Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust

Tully United Community Church

Upper West Side Recycling

Utica Citizens' Action

Utica Zoo

Vision Long Island

Wading River Civic Association

Walkill Valley Land Trust

Warwick Smart Growth Alliance

Wave Hill

W. Haywood Burns Environmental Educ. Center


West Branch Conservation Association (New City)

West Harlem Environmental Action (WE ACT)

West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition

Westchester Land Trust

Westchester Peoples Action Coalition (WESPAC)

Woodstock Land Conservancy


Governor David A. Paterson 

N.Y.S. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo

N.Y.S. Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli

New York State Assembly


Albany Common Council

Albany County Legislature

Amherst Town Board

Angola Village Board

Former Auburn Mayor Melina A. Carnicelli

Binghamton City Council

Former Brookhaven Town Supervisor John Jay LaValle

Chautauqua County Legislature

Cheektowaga Conservation Advisory Council

Cheektowaga Town Board

Chenango County Envl. Management Council

Cortland Common Council

Croton-on-Hudson Village Board

Dutchess County Legislature

Erie County Legislature

Essex County Government Center

Evans Conservation Advisory Council

Geneseo Town Board

GLOW Regional Solid Waste Committee (Genesee, Livingston, Orleans & Wyoming)

Greene Co. Soil & Water Conservation District

Hamburg Village Board

Huntington Town Board

Hyde Park Visual Environment Committee

Inter-County Association of Western New York

Kent Town Council (Putnam County)

Kingston Common Council

Former Lackawanna Mayor John Kuryak

Madison County Board of Supervisors

Village of Massena Board of Trustees

Monroe County Legislature Democratic Caucus

Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi

New Paltz Town Beautification Committee

New Paltz Village Board

Ocean Beach Village Environmental Commission

Onondaga County Legislature

Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency

Onondaga Town Board

Orangetown Town Board

Otsego County Board of Representatives

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto

Palisades Interstate Park Commission

Plattsburgh Town Board

Poughkeepsie Common Council

Putnam County Solid Waste Office

Rensselaer County Legislature Democratic Caucus

Riverhead Town Board

Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy

Rockland County Legislature

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe

Schuyler County Legislature

Skaneateles Town Council

Smithtown Supervisor Patrick R. Vecchio

Southampton Town Board

Steuben County Public Works Committee

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy

Suffolk County Legislature

Suffolk County Water Authority

Syracuse Common Council

Ulster County Legislature

Utica Common Council

Tompkins County Legislature

Westchester County Executive Andrew J. Spano

Woodstock Environmental Commission

New York City:

N.Y.C.Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. 

N.Y.C. Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum

Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion, Jr.

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer

Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall

Staten Island Borough Pres. James P. Molinaro

Joint Task Force of the Mayor and City Council on New York City's Recycling Program

Community Board 1 (Staten Island)

Community Board 3 (Staten Island)

Community Board 8 (Manhattan)

Brooklyn Solid Waste Advisory Board

Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board

New York City Soil & Water Conservation District

Queens Solid Waste Advisory Board


Adirondack Plastic Laminates (Galway)

Artism, LLC

Association of Postconsumer Plastics Recyclers*

Barbland Farms (Fabius)

Blue Moon Dressing (Saratoga Springs)

Bottle and Can Redemption Association of New York State (BACRA)

Bottle Babes (Binghamton)

Bridgehampton National Bank

C&G Redemption Center (Whitehall)

Caz Returnables (Cazenovia)

Central City Bottle Redemption Center (Syracuse)

Cinder Track Bicycles (Livingston Manor)

Educators for Gateway/United Fed. of Teachers Outdoor Environmental Education

Elementary School Science Association of N.Y.

Empire State Beer Distributors Association

Enviro-Tech Environmental Services (Victor)

EZ Bottle and Can Return (Fairport)

Federation of New York Solid Waste Associations

F-M Returnables (Manlius)

Fingerlakes Returnables (Seneca Falls)

Great Forest, Inc.

Haverstraw Marina

Honest Weight Food Coop (Albany)

Julius Petersen Boatyard (Upper Nyack)

Laborers Local 108 (Recycling & General Industrial Laborers)

M-T Net Company (Poughkeepsie)

Mason Tenders District Council PAC

Mirant Corporation

Mountaintown Spring Water (New Paltz)

N.Y.S. Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3)

N.Y.S. Association for Solid Waste Management

N.Y.S. Public Employees Federation

N.Y.S. United Teachers (NYSUT)

Oneida Street Redemption (Utica)

Owens-Illinois, Inc.* (Auburn)

Pepacton Natural Foods

Phoenix Beverages (Long Island City) *

Puretech Plastics (East Farmingdale)*

Recycling in Communities, Inc. (Brentwood)

The Sagamore (Bolton Landing)

Schuyler Yacht Basin

Solid Waste Association of North America – NY

Strategic Materials (Syracuse)

Whole Foods

Willows Yacht Club

Wyoming County Redemption Center

(*Note: companies marked with an asterisk support expansion only)


List of over 200 scout troops and elementary, high school, and college groups available upon request.


List of more than 100 newspaper editorials that have been published in support of updating New York’s Bottle Bill available upon request.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Albany Times Union

Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin

Buffalo News

Daily Orange

El Diario

Gloversville Leader Herald

Journal News

Kingston Daily Freeman

Lewisboro Leger


New York Times


Niagara Gazette

The Northender

Oneonta Daily Star

Plattsburgh Press-Republican

Poughkeepsie Journal

Queens Courier

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle


Schenectady Daily Gazette

Staten Island Advance

Syracuse Post Standard

Troy Record

Utica Observer Dispatch

Waste News

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