ORS 459.247¹
Prohibition on disposal of certain solid waste at disposal site

(1) No person shall dispose of and no disposal site operator shall knowingly accept for disposal the following types of solid waste at a solid waste disposal site:

(a) Discarded or abandoned vehicles;

(b) Discarded large home or industrial appliances;

(c) Used oil;

(d) Tires;

(e) Lead-acid batteries; or

(f) Covered electronic devices.

(2) As used in this section:

(a) “Covered electronic device” has the meaning given that term in ORS 459A.305 (Definitions for ORS 459A.305 to 459A.355), except that “covered electronic device” does not include a computer peripheral or a printer as those items are defined in ORS 459A.305 (Definitions for ORS 459A.305 to 459A.355); and

(b) “Used oil” has the meaning given that term in ORS 459A.555 (Definitions for ORS 459A.552 to 459A.599).

(3) Nothing in this section shall prohibit a disposal site operator from accepting and storing, for purposes of recycling or recovering, any of the types of solid waste listed in subsection (1) of this section.

(4) The Environmental Quality Commission may postpone the prohibition under subsection (1)(f) of this section in any area of this state where the commission determines there is an inadequate system for the collection, transportation and recycling of covered electronic devices.

(5)(a) Each disposal site operator shall establish and implement, in accordance with any permit requirements established by the Department of Environmental Quality, a program reasonably designed to prevent acceptance of covered electronic devices for disposal. If an operator operates the disposal site in conformity with the program, the operator is presumed to have complied with the provisions of this section that prohibit knowingly accepting covered electronic devices for disposal.

(b) This section does not prevent the disposal site operator from accepting and storing, for purposes of recycling, reusing or refurbishing, covered electronic devices. [1991 c.385 §39; 2007 c.302 §15; 2011 c.548 §10]

Notes of Decisions

It was proper for Depart­ment of Environ­mental Quality to consider wa­ter pollu­tion statutes in ORS chapter 468 while acting on solid waste disposal permit applica­tion. Land Reclama­tion, Inc. v. DEQ, 55 Or App 996, 640 P2d 699 (1982), Sup Ct review denied

Chapter 459

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Power of depart­ment to regulate mining activities or recovery of oil and geothermal resources, (1972) Vol 35, p 1100; authority of Environ­mental Quality Commission and Depart­ment of Environ­mental Quality to regulate disposi­tion of food processing byproducts determined to be solid waste, (1979) Vol 39, p 770

Law Review Cita­tions

16 WLR 459 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 459—Solid Waste Management, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors459.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 459, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano459.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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