Governing Law and Regulations
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Quality Division
Local health departments
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Oregon's rules for solid waste management require that solid waste be disposed of at solid waste disposal sites, following state and federal regulations. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information on general solid waste requirements. Anyone who transports solid waste out-of-state must obtain a permit and pay per-ton fees. Oregon also has specific requirements for the storage of solid waste in vehicles and for solid waste collection and transfer vehicles.
Oregon also has rules for the transportation of waste tires.
Local health departments develop plans for solid waste disposal on the local level.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ administers and enforces the state's solid waste rules. Local health departments regulate solid waste transporters on the local level.
SOLID WASTE TRANSPORTERS
Permits and Fees