Manufacturers must pay registration fees annually. This fee covers DEQ’s costs of administering Oregon E-Cycles. Please note that this fee is separate from any fees that may be assessed for the State Contractor Program or an independent program for the collection, transportation and recycling of computers, monitors, printers and TVs.
Manufacturers are placed in one of seven tiers, depending on their market share from the previous calendar year. Each tier is assessed a certain fee, which ranges from $40 to $35,000.
DEQ sends manufacturers an invoice for their registration fee after May 1; fees are due July 1.
The table below describes the current tiers. Current tier fees are based on the calendar year 2015 revenue need of $250,000. DEQ uses a process to distribute this revenue need among registered manufacturers based on their market share.
||5% or greater|
||1% to < 5%|
||0.1% to < 1%|
||0.03% to < 0.1%|
||0.01% to < 0.03%|
||50 units to < 0.01%|
||< 50 units|
Tier reassignment requests
DEQ makes preliminary tier assignments in March each year. If a manufacturer feels they have been placed in the wrong tier, they must request reassignment by mid-April. A request for tier reassignment must be submitted in writing and include:
a justification for a tier reassignment, and
the number of units of computers, monitors, printers and TVs sold in the previous calendar year nationally or in/into Oregon*.
DEQ may require additional information to evaluate the request. DEQ will notify the manufacturer of its final decision and all tier assignments are final in May each year.
All requests for reviews must be submitted via mail at: Oregon E-Cycles, Attn: Oregon E-Cycles Program Staff, 811 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204; or via email at ecycle.info.
*If you wish to claim trade secret or business records protection for any data submitted, you must specify the data for which the claim is made and explain how it constitutes a trade secret as defined in ORS 192.410-505.