The Oregon legislature passed an electronics recycling law in 2007, creating the State Contractor Program. The Oregon DEQ has contracted with the National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER) to design, implement, and manage the State Contractor Program. To perform this work the NCER has enlisted the help of Portland-based Zero Waste Alliance (ZWA) and Alcorn Consulting.
The program will provide statewide collection, transportation, and recycling services for Oregon consumers for televisions, desktops computers, laptops and computer monitors. The program will be funded by electronics manufacturers.
The NCER is now required to develop and implement a plan to collect covered electronic products at no cost to consumers in every county and city in Oregon with a population greater than 10,000. The electronics are then transported and recycled. In addition to the State Contractor Program, there may be manufacturers operating one or more programs in the state.
The law requires that this program be fully implemented by January 1, 2009. For more information about electronics recycling in Oregon, go to the Oregon E-cycles website.