NOW OPEN: Applications for DEQ 2023 Grant Funds to Replace and Retrofit Diesel Equipment
DEQ proposes the Environmental Quality Commission approve rule amendments to OAR 340 Divisions 64, 93, 96 and 97 of its administrative rules.
Waste tire rules are currently in Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 340, Division 64. Division 64 was established by the Environmental Quality Commission in 1988 to support waste tire management. The rules have only been modified once since they were first adopted, in 1992, to incorporate a slight modification to the waste tire carrier rules.
Grocery shopping is getting an upgrade in Portland, OR!
Starting in January, 2023, it will be possible to buy and use a product, and then drop it off to be sanitized and refilled for a future customer. Instead of consuming energy by recycling and using raw materials to create new packaging, bottles and jars will simply stay in use.
As of July 1, nine franchised haulers operating Washington County, eight of which operate in unincorporated Washington County, have started offering Recycle+, a new optional collection service for collection curbside not accepted in standard recycling. Below is a list of materials accepted. Visit the Recycle+ site to sign up and learn more about the program!
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality seeks to engage with stakeholders to identify and analyze options for modernizing Oregon’s E-Cycles Program through legislation to be introduced in 2023. DEQ invites interested parties to join in two virtual stakeholder workshops to help modernize Oregon’s E-cycles program. The workshops will be held via Zoom on July 13, 2022 from 9-11am PST and August 10, 2022 from 9-11am PST.
Did you know that the BottleDrop network is always expanding and adding new drop locations for your Green and Blue Bags? You can stay up-to-date on the most convenient options near you by viewing the location finder on our website. Just type your zip code in the search box and select “Drop Green or Blue Bags” from the menu, then click “Find Locations.”
You can also view a convenient location finder in our recently updated mobile app. If you haven’t yet downloaded the app, just search for “BottleDrop” in the App Store or on Google Play.
Oregonians have partnered with the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC) to raise more than $125,508 in donated bottles and cans over the last three weeks to support Ukrainians in crisis through Oregon’s Bottle Bill.
A total of $75,508 came from residents donating OR 10-cent bottles and cans, and the rest was matched by the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC). The funds will go to Mercy Corps’ relief efforts on the ground in Ukraine.
DEQ developed in-depth explanatory materials to help people understand the Recycling Modernization Act and how different businesses, organizations and communities may be affected when the law is implemented. The law becomes effective January 1, 2022 and program changes begin July 2025.