Useful Documents For Collectors
FAQs For Collectors
1. What are my responsibilities as a collector of covered electronics in the Oregon State Contractor Program (SCP)?
Collectors are required to comply with the collector Environmental
Management Practices (EMPs) published by Oregon DEQ. Details of all
collector EMPs are published at https://www.oregon.gov/deq/FilterDocs/ecyclesEnvManPractices.pdf
For collectors participating in the SCP other operational and
compensation arrangements will be spelled out in an agreement with the
contractor hired by DEQ to run the program, the National Center for
Electronics Recycling (NCER).
2. What are the EMPs for collectors?
Here are the highlights:
Details of all collector EMPs are published at https://www.oregon.gov/deq/FilterDocs/ecyclesEnvManPractices.pdf
3. How much does the SCP pay collectors?
After discussing operational arrangements, the NCER and collectors
will determine site-specific compensation amounts on a mutually
4. What collection containers should I use?
We can assist the collector in determining appropriate collection
containers (e.g., trailers, Gaylords, etc.) for each collection site
providing services to the SCP.
5. Will pickup be scheduled or on-call?
We will work with each collector to determine a pickup schedule
and/or make other arrangements to pick up collected electronics on an
6. Can collectors work with the SCP and any approved Manufacturer Programs?
Yes. Collectors can provide services to multiple programs, as long as
the collector meets the operational and contractual requirements for
each program. Also, the EMPs require that the collector maintain records
of the number or weight of covered electronics collected separately for
each program. Additional operational arrangements may also be necessary
to accommodate collectors providing service to multiple programs.
7. Is reuse a part of the SCP?
Definitely. Non-profit reuse organizations are encouraged to
participate in the collection network, to identify and divert CEDs into
reuse. The non-profit organization can be the actual collector or may
have an agreement with the collector to screen collected devices. In
either case, the number of units diverted by product category must be
tracked and reported. Note that reimbursement is not provided for those
units that are diverted for reuse. Additional requirements for reuse
activities are contained in the EMPs published at https://www.oregon.gov/deq/FilterDocs/ecyclesEnvManPractices.pdf
8. I have trucks suitable for shipping electronics. Can I be both a collector and transporter for the SCP?
Yes. Any service provider demonstrating the best value may provide
transportation of collected electronics and compliant with the
transportation EMPs published at https://www.oregon.gov/deq/FilterDocs/ecyclesEnvManPractices.pdf
9. I am also interested in being a recycler for the SCP. How do I do that?
If you would like to receive a copy of the RFP, or would like to
recommend a recycler receive it, please send a request to
10. How can I get more information about the SCP?
The NCER sends out regular email updates to collectors and parties
expressing interest in participating in the SCP network. To get on the
mailing list send an email to Oregon@electronicsrecycling.org or call 503-501-8471.