Michigan bottle bill New bill would add 10-cent deposit to water and juice bottles in Michigan By Doug Tribou • Feb 9, 2018 Rex Roof / Creative Commons Michigan’s 10-cent bottle deposit law has been on the books since 1976. It covers can and bottles for carbonated beverages – soda, pop, beer, seltzer and so on. Judge says bottle return marking on Michigan bottles can stay By Lindsey Smith • Jun 1, 2011 Rex Roof / Creative Commons A federal judge says a state law requiring beer and cans sold in Michigan to have specific markings is not against federal laws. State lawmakers amended Michigan’s bottle-deposit law in 2008. They wanted to prevent people from bringing bottles from out of state to return in Michigan for 10-cents-a-piece. That’s the highest bottle deposit in the country.