Law passed in 2007 requires manufacturers of desktops, laptops, monitors, and TVs to participate in a recycling plan or pay a fee to the State Contractor program. They must also have a readily visible brand label permanently affixed to their products. Recycling programs began on January 1, 2009.
Under this law, any Oregon resident can bring seven or fewer computers (desktops, laptops, tablets), monitors, TVs, printers or computer peripherals (keyboards and mice) at a time to participating Oregon E-Cycles collection sites for free recycling. Oregon E-Cycles collection sites are located statewide and operate year-round. All computers, monitors and TVs - regardless of brand, age or condition - are accepted for free recycling. CLICK HERE to find a collection site near you.
Participating recyclers must meet DEQ's Environmental Management Practices (EMPs). The EMPs ensure electronics are recycled in a way that protects human health and the environment. CLICK HERE for more information about becoming a recycler in Oregon.
All manufacturers must register their brands with DEQ annually. Registration is open from October 15 – December 31 every year. All manufacturers must pay a registration fee to DEQ annually. Invoices for registration fees are sent May 1; payment is due July 1. At the time of registration, manufacturers must indicate which recycling program they will use: the State Contractor Program, their own program or a group program. Manufacturers must meet certain requirements to pursue their own or group program.
Key Dates: Registration forms due December 31, annually. Registration fees due July 1, annually (tiered according to market share).