Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...