OR E-cycling Law Overview

Oregon’s Electronics Recycling Law (ORS 459A.300-.365) creates and finances a statewide collection, transportation and recycling system for desktop computers, portable computers, monitors and televisions (referred to as covered electronic devices or CEDs). The system will provide free, convenient and environmentally sound recycling options for households, small businesses and nonprofits with 10 or fewer employees, and anyone giving seven or fewer CEDs to a collector at any one time.

Under the new system, manufacturers of CEDs sold or offered for sale in Oregon must register with DEQ and pay an annual registration fee to fund DEQ’s administrative costs for the program. Manufacturers then choose to manage their own statewide collection programs or participate in a state contractor program that DEQ will establish. Manufacturers cover their own manufacturer-run program costs or pay a recycling fee to participate in the state contractor program. All programs must be in operation by January 1, 2009, and the disposal of CEDs is prohibited in Oregon as of January 1, 2010. Beginning January 1, 2009, only registered brands are eligible for sale in or into Oregon.

Until the program is in full-swing, you can search for electronics recyclers by zip code by going to the following site: http://www.mygreenelectronics.org/

To view DEQ's Fact Sheet for consumers, please CLICK HERE.