Protecting Oregon's Environment
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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Land Quality 


Environmental Cleanup
Hazardous Waste
Solid Waste

Electronics Waste

Facility Regulation

DEQ has new guidance that clarifies how DEQ solid waste and hazardous waste permit and compliance staff will use existing laws and regulations to address potential environmental concerns at electronic waste handling facilities. DEQ’s application of this guidance will:

  • Ensure that electronics collected and handled for recycling, shredding, grinding or transforming do not create environmental and human health impacts.
  • Ensure that electronic waste storage and handling meets solid and hazardous waste requirements to protect human and environmental health.
  • Address the growing electronics waste stream in Oregon. Factors that will contribute to this growth include more electronics on the market and the Oregon’s E-Cycle Program initiated in January 2009. The 2010 landfill ban on covered electronic devices is also increasing this electronic waste.

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For more information about DEQ's Land Quality programs, visit the DEQ contact page.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Headquarters: 700 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-229-5696 or toll free in Oregon 1-800-452-4011
Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900  FAX: 503-229-6124

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is a regulatory agency authorized to protect Oregon's environment by
the State of Oregon and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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