Battery Disposal Challenges and Recycling Opportunities in Oregon
February 20, 2024, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211

AOR Members: $95 
Nonmembers: $150


Batteries are a growing waste stream that can pose many hazards to our service providers, facilities, and our environment. Lithium batteries are showing up in more and more devices that are being improperly discarded. How do we plan for better battery and recycling management in Oregon?  

We will start the forum with a networking lunch, after which we will hear from local facilities who have dealt first hand with these issues as well as those managing battery recycling programs. Call2Recycle will present on legislative efforts and EPR strategies. 

We'll finish the afternoon with a networking Happy Hour.

Confirmed presenters:

  • Michael Timpane, Vice President, RRS

  • Carin Stuart, Steward Relations Manager, Call2Recycle, Inc. 

  • Kristin Leichner, President, Pride Disposal

  • Vinod Singh, Outreach Manager, Far West Recycling

  • Matt Tracy, Site Superintendent, Metro South Station, Metro

  • Maya Buelow, Waste Reduction Policy Coordinator, Lane County

  • Denise Barnes,  Recycling & Community Outreach Coordinator, Rogue Disposal & Recycling

  •  And more invited




EcoSort plays an important part in our area’s recovery of recyclable material. EcoSort is a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) designed to accommodate large quantities of items that can be recovered from the waste stream. EcoSort is open to the general public and waste haulers, accepting debris from construction sites and demolition projects when measured at 6 yards of material or more. This debris is sorted and prepped for recycling. EcoSort also receives demolition material from many construction/demolition companies and building contractors in the Eugene/Springfield area. 


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