Recycling Opportunity Subgroup
What are the leading options for increasing recycling opportunities in Oregon?
The 2050 Vision and Framework for Action identified the need to increase recycling collection opportunities in Oregon through a review and update of the Recycling Opportunity Act (ROA) including consideration of additional incentives or mandates for increasing multi-family and commercial recycling service as well as expanded education and promotion programs.
ROA was passed in 1983, and has been amended several times, most recently in 2001. This law was largely responsible for bringing curbside recycling to cities and towns with populations over 4,000, as well helping to institutionalize recycling in the waste management culture of the state. The subgroup will explore changes to recycling laws designed to improve and increase recovery of high-value and high-impact materials such as metals, plastic and organics from the wastestream. The subgroup will also focus on those population and economic sectors where recovery of materials has either lagged other sectors or plateaued over time, as has been seen with commercial, multi-family and rural waste recovery.
For more information about this subgroup contact Craig Filip.
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