It is illegal in Oregon to dispose of computers, monitors and TVs in the
garbage or at disposal sites such as landfills, incinerators and
transfer stations. Anyone knowingly disposing of these items can be
Some transfer stations DO accept these items for recycling.
The purpose of the disposal ban, which went into effect January 2010, is
to require people to reuse or recycle these items. Reuse and recycling
saves energy, conserves resources and reduces greenhouse gas emissions and
other environmental impacts. In addition, requiring manufacturers to take
responsibility for end-of-life management of their products encourages
them to design products with less waste and fewer toxics.
|If your garbage and recycling is picked up at the curb:
Don’t place computers, monitors and TVs in your trash, recycling bin or
place them at the curb. These items require special handling and
cannot be collected via your regular curbside
If you haul your own trash:
Disposal sites cannot accept computers, monitors and TVs for
disposal. A recycling depot located at a
landfill, transfer station or other site may accept them for
recycling. Check with the facility first.
Oregon E-Cycles provides free recycling of computers, monitors and
TVs. Anyone can bring seven or fewer computers, monitors and TVs at a
time to participating Oregon E-Cycles collectors for free recycling.
For more information