Return for Cash

BVO's Return for Cash Program, formerly Empties Return Program is the only program, helping you do the right thing while getting paid for it.

How it all started

The average consumer applies 5 to 10 products daily in just their grooming routine, between shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, tooth paste, lotions and more, and that doesn't include the number of products we women use, concealers, foundations, eye shadows, lipstick, blush, mascara, eyeliners, you name it!

Soon we realize we were part of the problem, not the solution.

All those one-time-use empty containers, lids and attachments — pumps, sprayers, and droppers — including ours, were ending up in landfills year after year.


  • No more plastics

    The solution was starring us in the eyes all along! In Michigan we count with a "returnable program" for soda, water and beer plastic or glass bottles and cans. With every purchase made of these items, a 10 cents deposit is paid per unit.

    Buying 3 bottles of water would add 30 more cents to the total for example. To recover those sometimes hundreds of 10 cent deposits paid in advance, the empty bottles and cans need to be returned into special receptacles called Reverse Vending Machines (RVM). These machines count the number of bottles or cans returned and issues a cash ticket you can use to purchase any items at your grocery store.

    This accomplishes two things, first, glass, plastic and metal is recovered and reused to make more glass bottles, plastic items and cans, and second our cities are free of trash!

    We used the same concept for our ReturnforCash Program! Which meant rethinking our entire production line. We replaced all plastic containers even those claiming to be made of recycled plastic, with mostly glass, very minimum metal, and even less plastic, and we found ingenious and practical ways to reuse those tops!

  • Shop for your favorite products!

    Once your products runs out, come back and and order a refill bottle instead. Don't forget to rinse the empty bottle to remove any excess product, let it air dry, and save it in a safe place.

    While waiting for your refill bottle to arrive, wash and disinfect the topper from your empty bottle, to be reused in your refill bottle.

    Once you've collected at least 5-10 empties, come back to this page and fill out the form below. We'll pay you to send those empty bottles back to us! We will wash them, sterilize them and refill them with more of our fabulous products!


- We've made it easy for you! -



Collect a minimum of 10 empty glass bottles and/or jars to participate in our program. Do not remove the labels. We only accept our own product containers in our RETURNforCASH program. Containers without labels won't be accepted and won't count towards your refund.


Remove pumps, sprayers and droppers from bottles. These tops can be washed, sanitized and reused on your refills.

TIP: To get them ready for your refill follow the instructions below:

  1. Wash them by running soapy water. Fill a glass with water and dish soap. Pump the soapy solution through until fully clean and free of product residue. Repeat as many times as necessary.
  2. Rinse by running clean water.
  3. Disinfect them by pumping rubbing alcohol.
  4. Let air dry before reusing them.


Once you've collected a minimum of 10 bottles and jars, fill out the form below.

You will be provided with instructions via email on how to return your empties.

To get your empties ready for mailing

  • Wash the inside of the bottles and jars with soapy water to remove all product residue.
  • Let containers air dry.
  • Place metal caps or lids from the refill bottles onto the empty bottles.


  • Soap boxes. You can place those in your recycling bin with newspapers and cardboard.
  • Containers that aren't ours.
  • Metal tin cans. These can be safely placed in the recycle bin.
  • Containers without labels. These won't be accepted and won't count towards your refund. Make sure to place each component in the correct bin.
  • Toppers, (droppers, sprayers or pumps). Please don't include these or throw them out. These can be reused with your refill bottles.


Use the form below to request a Return Authorization Number for your empties. We will email you with instructions on how to safely return your empties.

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