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Disposal Ban: Oregon, USA

Oregon

Oregon banned computers, monitors and televisions from the landfill in 2010 to support its 2007 e-waste recycling program. Household appliances and automobiles are also banned from disposal.

Action(s) Taken

  • Disposal bans

Who's Affected

  • Households
  • Businesses
  • Apartments

Population

4,000,000

Year Enacted

2010

Overview

The 2007 Oregon E-Cycles Law requires that manufacturers selling computers, monitors and televisions in Oregon provide free collection and recycling of their products. In 2010 a landfill ban on computers, monitors and TVs took effect to support the E-Cycles program.

Any resident or business can take seven or fewer computers, monitors, TVs and printers at a time to participating Oregon E-Cycles collection sites for free recycling. The program is financed by electronics manufacturers and jointly implemented with the state’s Department of Environmental Quality.

In addition to electronics, Oregon has disposal bans on large home or industrial appliances such as water heaters, refrigerators, kitchen stoves, dishwashers, washing machines and clothes dryers. Automobiles, used oil, tires and lead-acid batteries are also banned from disposal.

Enforcement

Violations of the electronics waste (e-waste) ban could result in fines of up to $500 per device.

Downloads

State of Oregon Electronics Disposal Ban Fact Sheet

Landfill Bans in Oregon Fact Sheet

More Information

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Solid Waste

Oregon Regulations on Disposal Bans

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Electronics Waste

Oregon E-Cycles Disposal Ban

Oregon’s E-Waste Ban Outreach Materials

Lane County, Oregon news release: “New Year Brings New E-Waste Landfill Ban

AmericanRecycler.com article: “Oregon Bans Landfill Electronics

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