Protecting Oregon's Environment
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Vehicle Dismantlers

Vehicle dismantlers play a valuable role by recovering, rebuilding and reselling usable parts from worn out or damaged vehicles and recycling other materials. Although generation of wastes may be unavoidable, vehicle dismantlers can help protect the health of our environment through good waste management practices.

DEQ has prepared the following guidance documents and checklist for use by vehicle dismantlers to manage and minimize environmental risks.

In March 2007, Oregon formed a partnership with the End of Life Vehicle Solution Program for the collection of mercury-containing vehicle switches.

Oregon vehicle dismantlers may participate in the industry sponsored mercury switch collection program.  The ELVS program provides collection buckets, transportation and recycling of mercury-containing vehicle light and anti-lock brake sensor switches to vehicle dismantlers for no charge. For more information on this program go to

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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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