DEQ Wants Your Input on Multi-Tenant Recycling by Nov. 30

15 Nov 2018

New Recycling Opportunities for Residents and Businesses that Share Garbage Collection Service

In response to changes in Oregon’s recycling laws, the opportunity to recycle is being extended to all residents and businesses that share garbage collection service provided by a middle party, such as a multi-tenant property owner or property manager, regardless of the number of tenants sharing service. The change will require cities and counties to ensure tenants and owners receive recycling collection by July 1, 2022. This requirement is for cities with 4,000 or more residents, cities within the Metro Service District and counties that manage programs within those cities’ urban growth boundaries.

DEQ wants your comments!
DEQ  has conducted extensive research on multi-tenant recycling, and has been working with partners across the state to draft a framework that provides a summary of existing and newly proposed requirements as well as suggestions that will help communities provide the opportunity to recycle for those with shared collection service. The opportunity to comment online is open from Sept. 26 to Nov. 30.

DEQ has organized a series of meetings across the state and is committed to working with local governments, the community and businesses to ensure that those affected have the opportunity to share concerns and provide feedback. All meetings take place from 6-9 p.m., and a recorded meeting will be posted online. Full meeting details, including addresses and how to join remotely are available here.