is the disposal ban of electronics?
What the law says
2007 Electronics Recycling Law adds
CEDs to the list of products banned from
disposal in Oregon:
ORS 459.247(1): No person shall dispose of
and no disposal site operator shall knowingly
accept for disposal the following types of solid
waste at a solid waste disposal site: … (f)
covered electronic devices.
Covered electronic devices” are defined in ORS
459A.305(3) to include computer, monitors and
items are covered under the Oregon E-Cycles program?
FREE recycling of desktop
and portable (laptop) computers, monitors and whole televisions.
items are NOT covered under the Oregon E-Cycles program?
devices, such as cellular phones, fax machines, printers, mice, keyboards
and other peripherals, including appliances.
can recycle their electronics under the Oregon E-Cycles program?
Households, small organizations with ten or fewer employees, and anyone else
delivering seven or fewer covered electronic devices to a collection center at
any one time for free.
is the purpose of the disposal ban on electronics?
Electronics contain toxics such as lead, cadmium and mercury that
even in small amounts can harm our health and pollute our environment.
E-cycling your computers, monitors and televisions through Oregon E-Cycles
keeps these toxics out of our environment. If your unwanted electronics
are still working, you may want to consider donating your items to a charity
or other organizations that may not be able to afford new equipment.
are the penalties for throwing electronics in the garbage?
“After the ban, throwing away these items will be illegal,” says
Kathy Kiwala, Oregon E-Cycles Project Lead. “Anyone knowingly violating
the ban may face penalties up
to $500 per item. With Oregon’s convenient recycling system for electronic
waste, it should
be easy to keep it out of the trash.”