Useful Information

Oregon’s Electronics Recycling Law (ORS 459A.300-.365) creates and finances a statewide collection, transportation and recycling system for covered electronic devices, or CEDs:

  • Desktop and portable computers,
  • Monitors televisions,
  • Mice,
  • Keyboards, and
  • Desktop printers


The system provides free, convenient and environmentally sound recycling options for “covered entities”:

  • Households,
  • Small businesses and nonprofits with 10 or fewer employees, and
  • Anyone giving seven or fewer CEDs to a collector at any one time


Under the system, manufacturers of CEDs sold or offered for sale in Oregon must register with DEQ and pay an annual registration fee to fund DEQ’s administrative costs for the program. Manufacturers then choose to manage their own statewide collection programs or participate in the State Contractor Program (SCP). Manufacturers cover their own manufacturer-run program costs or pay a recycling fee to participate in the SCP.


The landfill disposal of TVs, monitors, and computers is prohibited in Oregon as of January 1, 2010.