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.
Violations of the electronics waste (e-waste) ban could result in fines of up to $500 per device.
Lane County, Oregon news release: “New Year Brings New E-Waste Landfill Ban”
AmericanRecycler.com article: “Oregon Bans Landfill Electronics”Back to map