2017 ORS 459A.520¹
Minimum recycled content for directories

(1) Every directory publisher shall ensure that directories distributed in Oregon:

(a) Have a minimum recycled content of at least 25 percent by weight, with no less than 15 percent of the total weight consisting of post-consumer waste, if:

(A) The recycled-content paper is available on the market; and

(B) The recycled-content paper is of the same quality as paper made from virgin material;

(b) Use bindings that do not impede recycling; and

(c) Use inks that do not impede recycling.

(2) For each local jurisdiction where directories are distributed, directory publishers will cooperate with local government agencies to ensure that recycling opportunities exist for directories at the time the directories are distributed provided markets exist for the directories.

(3) The Department of Environmental Quality shall develop a report format and survey directory publishers in Oregon on an annual basis to determine whether the publishers are meeting the requirements under subsections (1) and (2) of this section.

(4) As used in this section, “directory” means a telephone directory that weighs one pound or more for a local jurisdiction in Oregon distributed in this state. [1991 c.385 §33; 2005 c.22 §336]

(formerly 459.810 to 459.890)

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)

(formerly 459.165 to 459.200)

Law Review Cita­tions

15 EL 387 (1985)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 459A—Reuse and Recycling, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors459A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 459A, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano459A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.