ORS 459A.005¹
Opportunity to recycle defined

(1) As used in ORS 459.015 (Policy), 459.250 (Place for collecting source separated recyclable material required for disposal site permit) and 459A.005 (Opportunity to recycle defined) to 459A.665 (Opportunity to recycle rigid plastic containers), the "opportunity to recycle" means at least that the city, county or metropolitan service district responsible for solid waste management:

(a)(A) Provides a place for collecting source separated recyclable material located either at a disposal site or at another location more convenient to the population being served and, if a city has a population of 4,000 or more, collection at least once a month of source separated recyclable material from collection service customers within the city’s urban growth boundary or, where applicable, within the urban growth boundary established by a metropolitan service district; or

(B) Provides an alternative method which complies with rules of the Environmental Quality Commission; and

(b) Complies with the rates and program elements required under ORS 459A.010 (Statewide goals).

(2) The "opportunity to recycle" defined in subsection (1) of this section also includes a public education and promotion program that:

(a) Gives notice to each person of the opportunity to recycle; and

(b) Encourages source separation of recyclable material. [Formerly 459.165]

Notes of Decisions

The "bottle bill" is a valid exercise of Oregon's police power and is valid under the U.S. Constitu­tion and the Oregon Constitu­tion. Am. Can Co. v. Ore. Liquor Control Comm., 15 Or App 618, 517 P2d 691 (1973)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Effect of constitu­tional pro­vi­sion requiring pay­ments based on govern­ment regula­tions restricting use of prop­erty, (2001) Vol 49, p 284

Law Review Cita­tions

53 OLR 479-482 (1974); 4 EL 419-427 (1974); 54 OLR 175 (1975)

Law Review Cita­tions

15 EL 387 (1985)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 459A—Reuse and Recycling, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors459A.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 459A, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­459aano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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