Protecting Oregon's Environment
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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Land Quality 

Materials Management

Prevention and Reuse
Recovery and Compost
Oregon's Recycling Laws
Conferences, Training & Workshops

Material Recovery and Recycling

In a typical year, recycling in Oregon reduces greenhouse gas emissions by an amount equivalent to the tailpipe emissions from 500,000 – 700,000 cars.

In Oregon, cities with a population over 4,000 must offer monthly curbside recycling, according to ORS 459A.

To find out what materials are accepted in your community for recycling and how to prepare them, contact your nearest regional DEQ office or on of the resources below:



DEQ Studies and Information

Other resources

    A web portal promoting material exchanges that benefit Oregon businesses.
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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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