Oregon Recycling: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste recycling: Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-102-0041

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Electronics: Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 459.247 and ORS 459A.300 to 459A.365

Manufacturers: ORS 459A.310 to 459A.330

Fees: OAR 340-098-0000 to 340-098-0200

Retailers: ORS 459A.335

Solid waste recycling: ORS 459A.005 to 459A.120, OAR 340-090-0030, and OAR 340-090-0040

Program elements: OAR 340-090-0040(3)

Principal recyclable material: OAR 340-090-0070

Newsprint: ORS 459A.500 and ORS 459A.520

New and recycled glass: ORS 459A.550

Plastics: ORS 459A.650 to 459A.695

Waste tires: OAR 340-064-0005 to 340-064-0170

Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) recycling: OAR 340-260-0010 to 340-260-0040

Used oil recycling: ORS 459A.552 to 459A.599 and OAR 340-090-0180

Mercury: OAR 340-113-0040

Regulatory Agency

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Quality Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Oregon implemented the first bottle bill in 1971 and expanded recycling laws through the later passage of the Recycling Opportunity Act of 1983 and subsequent amendments. The amendments to the Act established statewide waste recovery goals, provided incentives to create markets for recycled materials, and set standards for cities to adopt new service options, such as implementation of an education program, provision of recycling bins, and adoption of recycling programs for commercial generators. Oregon's Electronics Recycling Law creates and finances a statewide collection, transportation, and recycling system for televisions, computers, and other electronics funded by participating manufacturers' registration ...

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